Sunday, 17 February 2013

Another Blank count

 Another mid morning start with a slow drive across Walland. At the Tickners Lane seed dump the Yellowhammers, Corn Buntings and Reed buntings still present with a Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker and c30 Chaffinches. Opposite the feeders the bushes held both makes of Sparrows, 3 Yellowhammers, Greenfinches and Chaffinches with the Water rail darting in and out the bushes.
From Hawthorn Corner 200+ Bewick Swans can be seen but very distant.
The 5 Tundra Bean Geese still present on the reserve from entrance track at Boulderwall farm, also  6 Ruff, c150 Curlew, 2 Ravens and a Great white Egret.
From the fishing boats a few Guillemots on the sea, with more Auks, Red-throated Divers, Common Scoters and  Kittiwakes tooing and froing, also a few Brent Geese moved east. On the beach a couple of Skylarks and Ringed Plovers.
At the ARC from Hanson 6+ Smew(2 drakes) and 4 Goldeneye among the common wildfowl.
                                                    Harrier Roost Count 
In a bitterly cold ESE wind at my designated reed bed no Harriers came in, though c14 flew over. A Merlin sat on a post and 3 Common Buzzards were seen, 100+ Fieldfare went to roost.   

1 comment:

  1. Excellent ρoѕt. ӏ was checking constantly this blog
    and I'm impressed! Very useful information specifically the last part :) I care for such info a lot. I was looking for this particular info for a long time. Thank you and good luck.

    My website Blu E Cig