Monday, 21 November 2011

9c Wind SSW 6Mph
In the North bay this morning were 20+ Turnstone, Oystercatchers, Redshanks, Purple Sandpiper, 30+ Sanderling, 500+ Golden Plover, 50+ Lapwing, 7 Eider, Red Throated Diver flew South, 11 Canada Geese,2 Rock Pipits, 3 Cormorants and everything lifted en mass so my head was on a swivel and I spotted a Peregrine Falcon after the waders. It spent a few minuets trying to spook some waders from the rocks. A Carrion Crow and some Black Headed Gulls soon mobbed it so it headed south trying to escape.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

On the Wetland this morning were 5 Moorhen, Mute Swan, 10 Gadwall and about a dozen Teal. In the top bushes were female Blackcap, Dunock, Reed Bunting, Wren, Goldcrest, Blue Tit and someone has built a feeding station here. Bravo a great idea and well done for doing it but slightly too close to the view point birds will scatter everytime someone goes down here.(just my humble opinion). a few Skylarks were on the wing this morning and the usual gulls about otherwise quiet.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

A quick wander around at midday produced 4 Fieldfares coming in off the sea in the north bay. Waders here were 2 Bar Tailed Godwit, 20+ Ringed PLover, 25+ Sanderling, Purple Sandpiper, 30+ Oystercatchers, Redshank, Curlew, Lapwings and Golden Plover.
The Wetland held Mute Swan, 2 Wigeon, Mallard. the Willows had Goldcrest, Robins, Reed Buntings and 18 Redwing were seen heading back out to sea. Guillemots and Kittiwakes were heading south offshore and the usual Gulls in the carpark..