25th September 2018

A much quieter day at the Obs, with a brisk SW and high pressure dominating. Highlights of a p.m. seawatch included a Marsh Harrier high in-off from the east and eventually north-west, and a first year Mediterranean Gull feeding with Common Gulls off the Brigg before heading south. A late Yellow Wagtail was the pick of a quiet morning at the Gap.

Little Grebe, Dams (Judith Henley)

 

At the Dams, the Australian x Common Shelduck has returned after a several month absence in the company of a Common Shelduck, with two Greenshank, two Black-tailed Godwits, three Dunlin and 65 Teal also there. Over at East Lea, a Green Sandpiper, a Dunlin, 30 Teal, two Shoveler and a Gadwall were in residence. 

Marsh Harrier in over the sea (Mark Pearson)