Birdbrain Stuff

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Blacktoft Sands

Quiet start which evolved into an interesting afternoon with DW.

4 Mute Swan, c12 Siskin, Tree Sparrows, 2 Stonechat, Chaffinch, Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher, c25 Snipe, c55 Lapwing, c35 Golden Plover, Kestrel,  Sparrowhawk, SEO, Barn Owl 2, Marsh Harrier 5. 2 Hen Harrier 1m & 1f. c60 Greylag, 1 Cormorant, c70 Wigeon, c50 Teal, c20 Pochard,

4 Goldeneye, 6 Tufted Duck,  8 Gadwall, c16 Shoveller, c12 Shelduck, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Reed Bunting, Coots. Moorhens, few Pheasants, BHGs, 3 Skylark, Song Thrush singing.

To compliment a great session we witnessed a Chris Packham special a huge murmuration of Starling doing their shapeshifting shuffle. Also Brown Hare as we were leaving.
Yet again my thanks to DW for the journey.