Monday, 26 January 2015

Castlemartin Corse

Extensive areas of flooding on the Corse this morning but most birds were on the flooded fields at the far, east end, of the Corse - 700 Golden Plover, 800 Lapwing, 70 Wigeon, 48 Mallard, 30 Teal. 4 Greylags and 22 Curlew.

A further 8 Mallard were on the water in front of the reed bed and there were several groups of Snipe flying around - c.80 altogether. A Marsh Harrier (probably the less well marked bird) was seen briefly and good views of a ringtail Hen harrier being relentlessly pursued by a Crow with the  Harrier then turning the tables.

Near Starmans Hall a dozen Skylarks, a few Linnets, 18 Curlew and 4 Chough