Saturday 15 February 2014

Saturday 15th February

The overnight storms again saw damage to the dune ridge with another foot of sand lost along much of its length. More sand was again lost from the beach; the first groyne has now joined most of the others in taking on a significant lean. Bird wise the highlight were the first Avocet of the year with 13 pushed down river by the floodwater, also in the estuary the Bonaparte's Gull in the Railway Saltmarsh with three Mediterranean Gull. Offshore there were at least two adult Little Gull, four Great Northern and two Red-throated Diver headed south with 200+ auks and on the sea there were another two Great Northern Diver, the two Long-tailed Duck and six Velvet Scoter.

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