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Sunderland Point

Posted by alansmith 
Sunderland Point
February 10, 2020 08:11PM
A flock of c50 Twite battling the elements on the west shore a/m how on earth do they feed on the side of a banking in the face of severe gale gusting to force ten. A recent high tide has left a substantial wreck mark or strand line, two crows were observing things closely occasionally venturing in to the rushes before the tide covered the rushes and they concentrated again on the strand line eventually one made a rapid move and caught a vole, meanwhile I saw three voles making a rapid exit and bolted up the grass bank to a safe haven, voles obviously being driven out of the rushes and taking temporary refuge in the strand line and then fleeing again when the tide makes inroads in to same, if the same scenario is the same for the rest of the marsh/rushes through to Potts Corner it bodes well for the contingent of S/E Owls we have at the moment one of which made a very brief appearance going nowhere fast before a rapid return to Sunderland Brows fields. Nothing observed being blown in from further out and just a few Knot, Dunlin and B/T Godwit braving the elements with a good flock of Curlew

Alan Smith
Re: Sunderland Point
February 12, 2020 12:57PM
Hi Alan, the vole/mouse struggling in the tide line debris has also happened at Arnside.
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