Monday, 29 November 2021


Luckily, I seemed to have escaped any house damage due to 'Storm Arwen'. Some of the wildlife did not  escape the harsh conditions though. Several dead seal pups were washed up on the coast and provided a feast for the crows (or are they melanistic Ivory Gulls).

The heavy rainfall flooded the dunes as usual and this water/ice is always a draw for Water Pipit, so I was not surprised to find one almost immediately.

Red-throated Diver giving splendid close views. Only a few metres away it let out the loudest wailing call. Quite unexpected but also magical.

Sadly the roof has been blown off the new hide at Druridge and now lies on the budge field. The path to the l-shaped hide, East Chevington, is now very wet as is expected at this time of year. If the blue bags of sharp sand lying in the sheep field could be transported to this path it would be fairly easy to remedy the problem.


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