Thursday 15 December 2022

Thursday 15th December

A bit of a thaw from the frost today, but with it came greyer skies and drizzle at times. 

There is more utterly depressing news about our poor Barnacle Geese. Apparently NatureScot found 59 dead and 42 sick birds in the Bridgend roost yesterday. But the Solway Barnacles (all the way from Svalbard), that got so badly hit with avian flu last year, are so far, not being hit by it this winter - that at least is good news.

On a happier note James How reports that the Marsh Harrier is still with us and also a Little Egret remaining and braving the cold.

There was a lovely display from a family of three Otters here at Port Charlotte this morning - the two young animals spending a lot of time in play in the water.

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