Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Little Gull -- The Gann

Little Gull still around, on the lagoon today along with at least 4 Mediterranean Gulls, Black-headed and a single Common. One of the Meds had an orange ring, but not legible. 4 Goldeneye on the water and at least 18 Snipe out in the open in the sun in front of Crabhall. 8 Pale-bellied Brents on the beach at lunchtime and one with a bad limp remained on one of the islands in the lagoon at low tide. Dunnocks, Blackbirds and Wrens getting frisky in the blackthorn by the car park.

Very quiet at Marloes Mere with the only notable features being about 200 Lapwings on the fields to the west and occasionally making circuits, a mixed corvid flock, mostly Jackdaws, on the field in front of Trehill Farm where the roof of the western barn has been blown off by the storms.

(Andrew Sims)