Down at Sandsayre a small party of 8 Long Tailed Duck kept flying one side to the other. Most of the rocks by this time was covered by high tide but this concentrated the waders. Numbers seemed lower than usual with Oystercatcher (8) Turnstone(14) Purple Sandpiper (4) Ringed Plover (1) stood together most sleeping.
Down at the Wart, lots more waders feeding on the grassland- Curlew (177) Golden Plover (122) Turnstone (22) Lapwing (46) Redshank (4) several Hoddie Crow, Greylag (66) while a passing Merlin put everything up . Several small flocks (around 50 in each) of starling fed close together and several Blackbird and Fieldfare could be seen scattered among the sheep.
On the way back home a migrant Kestrel flew up from beside the road.
With the weather being so changeable I don't think I will for the next few days so all the best Christmas
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