Taking advantage of the weather, we have been out conducting Breeding Bird Surveys each morning. This involves mapping territories and recording breeding behaviour to assess the number of breeding passerines on the Point: Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, Linnets, Reed Buntings, Dunnocks and Wrens. During Sunday morning's survey, we discovered the first Meadow Pipit nests of the year.
Today was a good day for raptors, a Honey Buzzard was seen flying over the Point and also an Osprey. There was also a Short-eared Owl in the dunes.
A few more flowers are in bloom, including Sea Campion (left) and Heath Dog-violet (right).
Today's low tide seal count recorded 83 Common and 518 Greys. We were recently contacted by the RSPCA to let us know that a Grey seal pup rescued from the Point on Christmas Eve had made a good recovery and been released at Sutton Bridge on the Lincolnshire coast. Its weight had increased by nearly four times in just over four months.