Thursday, 22 October 2015

Scotney revisited!

 First thing this morning a Great Spotted Woodpecker trying out the sleepers on the edge of The Desert. A wander around The desert was much quieter than of late, Thrushes were virtually non existent, though finches could be heard flying over but remained mainly unseen.
I joined Steve Gale in a walk around the back of Scotney where the Rough-legged Buzzard performed for the best part of 40 minutes for us, though distant for photographic purposes before it disappearing out onto Walland Marsh. We also saw a Raven a couple of Marsh Harriers, many Golden Plover and Lapwings, a few Skylarks, Corn and Reed Buntings, Swallows and a Stonechat.
Yellow-legged Gull
A walk from the ARC car park to The Pines and out the back of the water works saw of note a Merlin, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Sparrowhawks, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers and 4 Swallows.
The sea was very quiet this afternoon, just a handful of Gannets and a Sandwich Tern. The usual adult Yellow-legged Gull was in the roost.

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