Birdbrain Stuff

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Burton Mere Wetlands

Arrived at this area of the Dee Estuary courtesy of  DW, along with DM. Good job Queensbury has conditioned us for cold and windy conditions as a stiff breeze kept us out of T-shirts and baggy shorts for the duration. There were interesting birds for all three: 3/4 annuals for moi, a lifer for DW and many a few more than that for DM.

2 each LTT, GSW, Sanderling. 4 Ruff, 3 Avocet, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Snipe, c12 Little Egret, probable distant GW Egret. c20 Bar-tailed Godwit, c15 Redshank, c45 Curlew, hundreds Lapwing. Buzzard, 2 Kestrel. 1 Pintail, hundreds Teal, c18 Tufted Duck, c12 Shoveler, c18 Shelduck. 11 Fieldfare, c35 Linnet, c30 Redpoll, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 each f Stonechat, Raven. 2 Herring & many small gull sp. Several Goldfinch around with Chaffinch, Blue & Gt Tit on feeders. Coot, Moorhens, scores Cormorant & Canada, Mallard, few Woodpiggies.

2/3 Buzzard seen on the m'way which is now rapidly becoming the norm. Thanks for the trip men.