When there is a cold, north wind in February we are often at a bit of a loose end. Its too early to look for spring migrants, too cold and windy to head inland so what can we do? There is only one thing for it really, stay on patch and look at my only decent 'wetland' - the sea.
Seawatching at this time of year is a world away from the watching from July to December. In spring there is usually little to see, but it is sure to throw up one or two new birds for the local patch year list, so that is how we spent Sunday morning, and for February, we were pleasantly surprised.
|Immature Red throated Diver|
|Shelducks above a Guillemot.|
|The same Shelducks now above a Red throated Diver.|
|Sparrowhawk watching for a meal. Pic through Kitchen window.|