Monday, 30 January 2017

29th January 2017

Weather; very cold icy and clear , clouding over pm,
wind speed 0-5mph,

A very cold morning at the lighthouse with conditions ideal for a good mornings birding,
5 Bullfinch were in the area, 2 male and 2  female were in the trees along side the river birket and 1 male was in the gardens by kerrs field,

1 Kestrel flew in from the sea and perched on the lighthouse, A good vantage point for a very busy horse paddock which had  good numbers of Woodpigeon Blackbird , and 2 Meadow pipits,

2 very vocal Ravens  flew east over the brick pit , Ravens are becoming a regular visitor to the area, 

Mediterranean Gull (Tim Kinch)
At Dove point with the high tide fast approaching  the groyne was packet with waders, Lapwing , Oystercatcher, Redshank, Knot and Ringed plover all competed for position on the rocks, star birds were 1 Greenshank with a silver ring on its leg, and 1 Grey Plover,
Greenshank  (Tim Kinch)

Grey Plover (Tim Kinch)

Also in the area was 1 Mediterranean Gull in kerrs  field with a flock of Blackheaded Gulls
Observers; David Haigh  Ken davies, Tim Kinch, Graham Connolly

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