20th February 2021

Another overcast day with blustery southerly winds, light rain during the morning and temperatures that reached seven degrees C. A Gadwall, an Eider and two Little Gulls flew south during the morning’s seawatch. The sea below the South Cliffs hosted five Long-tailed Ducks, ten Common Scoters, an Eider, 37 Great Crested Grebes and 45 Red-throated Divers. Twelve Woodcock and two Jack Snipe were located on the south side of the headland. Other notable sightings included seven Fieldfare, 12 Redwing, two Grey Wagtails and three Lapland Buntings. Buckton attracted two Grey Partridge, two Golden Plover, two Woodcock, a Corn Bunting and 13 Lapland Buntings.

‘Northern’ Herring Gull, Oceanview, by Andy Hood