Friday, 16 January 2015
Cold and sunny with a light breeze
There were lots of birds at Musselburgh Lagoons today, I was most happy to see 17 grey partridges. I hadn't seem the partridges for a few months, though there had been 17 at the beginning of the autumn. So it looks like last year's youngsters that made it through the summer have now made it halfway through the winter! This is great news, specially as the grey partridge is one of the many birds that are struggling in the UK.
I also saw several goldeneye ducks, some of which were performing their courtship dance, which you can read about in this blog post from the RSPB.