Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Patch Birding

I've added a couple of new birds to my #PWC2015 list over the last couple of days, this has included sightings of Barn Owl, Mistle Thrush, Linnet, Gadwall, Kingfisher and, best of all - Stonechat. Not bad for a couple of dog walks and and quick look on the Carrs.

Now up to 66 species (68 points).

Lots of common birds still to make an appearance yet too such as Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Yellowhammer, Treecreeper, Lesser Redpoll, both Partridges etc!

North Duffield Carrs was heaving with birds today, loads of Golden Plover and Lapwing, there was also a good number of Dunlin and Ruff, four or five Curlew and a couple of Redshank (no sign of yesterdays 4/5 Black-tailed Godwits). Still plenty of Whooper Swans about, as was the Bewick's Swan. Good numbers of Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard and a few Pintail, Shoveler, Gadwall. Lots of big gulls coming in to roost too.

The view from the hide today.

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