24.11.12. Birdlog

24.11.12. Birdlog

467 Common Teal, 23 Shoveler, 36 Tufted Duck, 14 Pochard and 2 pairs Wigeon on No 6 tank. A female Sparrowhawk was watching from a tree stump but made no attempt in concealing it’s self. A flock of 26 Common Snipe were spooked by shooting on the marsh

7 Raven continue to settle down with a group of 5 Common Buzzard on No 5 tank.

The Lapwing, Golden Plover and Dunlin flocks were constantly disturbed from the resting/feeding areas by weekend pheasant shooters from the fields adjacent to No 6 tank.

Guide D’Isidoro, WSM.

Interlude…

Guido enjoying his desert. Image by WSM.

I very rarely get to go on a ‘twitch’ these days but, when Guido offered me a lift to Rhyl in North Wales to see the Desert Wheatear than resistance was futile. I thought you might like to see how tame this little beauty performed today. No excuses except it was a little quiet at ‘Frodders’.

Guido found an Iceland Gull at Llandulas and 8 Velvet Scoters were the highlights from watching the hundreds of Common Scoters leap frogging each other in the feeding waters off shore.