What to look for, NOW!

every week we'll highlight what to look for when you're out birding.

This week it's: East Coast Little Auks

This week has seen a bit of an influx of Little Auks, just about exclusively to the east coast of England and Scotland (plus the northern isles). These are abundant breeding seabirds in the Arctic, but are usually pretty scarce in the UK in the winter. In some years, however, weather conditions lead to birds being driven from the North Sea onto our coasts, sometimes in big numbers. So, this weekend, if you happen to be on the east coast, keep 'em peeled for Starling-sized Little Auks (or Dovekies, if you prefer).
 

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