Plenty of birds on show; an adult and a juvenile Avocet pranced around the Scaup pool, where they had eight Greenshanks and six Dunlins for company. Three Little Egrets and eight Grey Herons were too busy sleeping off a hard mornings fishing to worry about earthquakes. Six Kestrels and a Buzzard hunted the outer bank. A single Arctic Tern hung around for most of my visit and I flushed a pair of Grey Partridges on the seawall. Flocks of Linnets were busily feeding on grass seeds and getting flushed by Kestrels; I counted 65 on the reserve and 120 on the NNR at Hundred End. Lots of Small Tortoiseshells nectaring on thistles towards Hundred End - I reckon maybe 60.
The seismic measurement equipment might not have anything to do with fracking.
Dodgyscoped record shot of an Arctic Tern at HOM this morning