Harbour Update – posted 14/11/20

The combination of lockdown and torrid weather meant that sightings were pretty thin on the ground, with just a few records from Jerry’s Point reported, with 4 Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye and 12 Red-breasted Merganser out on the water, then on the tide line were 32 Ringed Plover, 67 Dunlin, 6 Sanderling, 26 Turnstone and 17 Avocet. Off Alum Chine a decent sea watch produced 1 Great Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 249 Gannet, 1 Razorbill, 1 Common Scoter and 1 Kittiwake. A Lamping session on Friday saw good returns including 5 Jack Snipe caught, 2 Woodcock and 1 Common Snipe. Interestingly, one of the Jack Snipe was a ringed individual that had been caught earlier this year on March 4th at Sunnyside Farm, highlighting winter site fidelity for Jack Snipe here.

Jack Snipe – Hartland Moor

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