Pink Bay and Sker 03Apr17

It was a fine clear morning with light southerlies, though a touch chilly, as I took a walk from Rest Bay out to Sker. A pair of Shelduck flew up channel and a pair of Common Scoter and 14 Black-headed Gull flew down-channel. There were 135 Golden Plover still in the Pink Bay area some many acquiring their summer plumage.

On rocks just south of Sker there were 14 Oystercatcher, 400 Sanderling, 9 Purple Sandpiper, 9 Turnstone and a Curlew. Three Swallow flew north and there was a male Wheatear just west of the farm. The Sker area was busy with a good selection of many displaying / nesting species – Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Goldfinch and Linnet.

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