Sunday, 19 February 2017

2w Iceland Gull!

The 2 Slavonian Grebes were still on the New Diggings as I drove across the causeway to the beach.
My walk to The Patch was somewhat disappointing, as there was not a single Gull on the beach and only a few over the boil due to the hordes of fisherman. A few Gannets, Red-throated Divers, Guillemots and Kittiwakes were milling around off shore, 26 Brent Geese flew up channel.
 Ring-necked Duck
On the reserve the Ring-necked Duck was still on Cook's Pool. In the fields behind 4 Ruff among the many Golden Plover, Lapwing and Wigeon. A Great White Egret was in the ditch and a Marsh Harrier and Common Buzzard were by the paddocks.
2 Long-eared Owls could just about be seen behind the Dipping Pool. Apart from 6 Goldeneye and a party of 16 Brent Geese which flew straight through I saw little of note on Burrowes. At Dengemarsh a Dartford Warbler appeared out of the brambles. From the hide 5 Russian Whitefronted Geese and a Brent Goose among the Greylags and Canada Geese, another Great White Egret and a couple of Marsh Harriers also there, 100+ Stock Dove on the far bank. 
 Dartford Warbler at Dengemarsh always into the sun.

White-fronted Geese at Dengemarsh
 2w Iceland Gull
This afternoon a text from Richard alerted me to a stunning 2w Iceland Gull which was coming to the offerings at the fishing boats. Once again I over did it with the camera so I've still got 100s more images to look at.
 2w Iceland Gull
2w Iceland Gull
Late afternoon I was out on Walland Marsh doing the Harrier roost count, although I saw  at least 10 birds only 1 roosted in the reed bed I was watching, while I was waiting 52 Bewick Swans were feeding before flying off to roost, also 20+ White-fronted Geese, 3 Pinkfeet and 2 Tundra Bean Geese were with c300 Greylag Geese, c100 Fieldfare, 5 Common Snipe and 2 Common Buzzards were seen.

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