Friday 12 February 2021

Beasts from the East

The cold weather from 'Storm Darcy has been producing a few coastal waders this week in the Deepings but today, after work, I enjoyed something of bonanza of coastal water birds found by others. A stunning Red-throated Diver found on the Highbank was followed by a Red-necked Grebe at Maxey GP and a Shag on the Highbank at dusk. 

Storm Darcy seemed to have taken it's toll on the Diver and Grebe didn't seem to be in the best of health. The Diver seemed to have something wrong with a foot, swimming lopsided and often holding it out the water and diving exaggeratedly, as well as closing it's eyes often. The Grebe was also quite sleepy and kept retching. 

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