Thursday, 11 February 2016

Castlemartin Corse

Two marsh harriers present and correct, hunting together - the well-marked and less well-marked females. Today I concentrated on the upper reaches - the wet (but no longer flooded) meadows inland from the pines held 1800 lapwing and 800 golden plover feeding. No ducks, though. A further 500 lapwing were on fields on Kilpaison Burrows. A few ducks on the open water near the hide - mallard, teal and 4 pintail (2♂ 2♀). 3 chough upstream from the hide (a long way inland for them) and 3 buzzards circling over the Burrows.