Thursday, 3 November 2016

Lapland buntings (Marloes Mere) and Marsh harrier (The Gann)

Monk Haven: Couple of hours in Monk Haven was uneventful. As always looks great but finding things there such a challenge! The church is having building work which might go on until January so take care of builders vehicles on narrow track.
Gann: 30 Teal, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Brent. 36 Lapwing, 10 Grey plover, 8 Bar tails, 5 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin and a Knot. 50 curlew and a Snipe on marsh. Common gull. 7 Little grebe, 5/6 Little egret. (Cattle egrets over in Ireland and Glouc surely due one this way soon). Female type Marsh harrier over the reedbed by Crabhall as I drove past! Dale car park quiet. Dale fort: Kestrel and 20 Redwings. Marloes mere from road: Greylag among Canadas, 6 Lapwing over, 3 Lapland buntings in stubble field opposite where the YBW was recently. Red kite at Ratford Bridge.