40-50mph winds have encouraged birds that may normally pass by our island to take advantage of sheltered bays instead. Yesterday a Goosander, a local rarity was just off the north-east coast and today 6 Brent Geese.

Asst’ Warden Matt has also been making the most of the conditions getting out after dark with our thermal imaging camera and ringing Woodcock on both of the last two evenings.

Photo (JH) some of the Brent Geese at high tide this afternoon.