Friday, 13 November 2015

Out and about

St Brides Haven: Had a good look around the woodland between Pump House and Scouts Camp. Hoping for a Firecrest, closest was a 'possible' calling but didn't reveal itself. Lots of goldcrest. At least 3 Chiffchaff including 3 very brief views of a leucistic Chiffchaff(?) favouring blackthorn alongside the field with the picnic table. I did about 6 circuits trying to get better views but always very fleeting. Same story at Monk Haven. Plenty of goldcrest and 3 Chiffchaff here as well all on the steep bank opposite the Manor. Nothing at sewerage works. A couple of Jays. An interesting 'yaffle' call had me thinking LS woodpecker. Any records of them here? Sandy Haven: Quite busy with dog walkers and bait diggers. 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank and 2 Little egret. Brief look at the Gann: c30 Med gulls on the pools, better viewing conditions today, majority were 2CY (c15), 4 1CY and 8 adult. Also Peregrine over St Ishmaels and a Merlin at Winsel Tip earlier this morning.