On stepping out of my front door, early this morning, I was confronted by a frosted car that had to be de-iced before I was going anywhere. I picked up my trainee in Felixstowe then headed on to Trimley. As we approached the reserve we flushed a Woodcock up from the track and although there was still an hour or so to go before sunrise at we passed at least a dozen Robins that were already out and about.
Despite our nets being up were up before day light we did not catch many birds, a few more Blackbirds, several Greenfinches and a Chaffinch. Birding was more fruitful with hundreds of wildfowl, a wintering Ruff, Marsh Harrier, 6 Egyptian Geese and a Bullfinch. There was also a Short-eared Owl on the reserve, which we did not get to see.
We did, however, find a dead Porpoise on the shingle island.
|Dead Porpoise on the shingle island|