A short walk around the Spit early afternoon produced a Short Eared Owl on the marsh (thanks to eagle eyed Peter Callis! ). It was alert and looking around and never moved away all the time I was watching it ; four walkers who stopped to look were very impressed having looked through the 'scope.
Whilst talking to Peter a Peregrine flew along the spit in straight flight and as it moved over the water it suddenly accelerated in a dramatic nose dive but quickly disappeared and moments later landed on New Island...its usual 'spot' but it was unclear whether it had been successful .
Duck and wader numbers continue to drop but a few Goldeneye are still about mostly on the Lagoon. The Mediterranean Gulls are becoming quite noisy and a number of them are in full adult summer plumage.
Unusually, we have 3 Robins in our small garden...one is obviously unwelcome!! Iwonder why?