January 2nd and the weather forecast was for more rain later in the day and so I headed off in the morning for a walk. It was very breezey and with the overnight rain I hoped for something interesting having been blown in with the bad weather.
Starting at Sutton Harbour and I quickly refound the little grebe from a few days ago but there was no sign of the razorbill. 12 mute swans were still present including the 3 juveniles which are becoming increasingly whiter as time goes by. The highlight was a cormorant trying to swallow a massive fish it had caught - it eventually managed to get it down but looked most uncomfortable as it rested on a pontoon.
Cormorant with a large fish (?Grey Mullet)
Cormorant with fish - it did eventually manage to swallow it!
Great Northern Diver in The Cattewater
Great Northern Diver off Rusty Anchor
Black Redstart at Rusty Anchor
Great Black Backed Gull with dead juvenile Shag
Juvenile Herring Gull