Saturday, 5 November 2016

Marloes and Gann

The White-fronted geese were still there this morning, also the Greylag came in with the Canada flock. 500+ Teal counted, many more no doubt out of sight. 3 Gadwall and a female Goldeneye. 50 Lapwing, 2 Snipe. Heron. Couple of Waterrails squealing. Large flock of finches 60 Chaffinch, 20 linnet, 10 Goldfinch, 10 Reedbunting in weed field just along track from Britton hide. Male Merlin. Quick look at the Gann: 4 Brent (inc a Dark bellied bird) 14 Little grebe (groups of 6 and 8, both groups visible simultaneously) was most I've seen here. A dark brown buzzard flew through with some intent (I suspect this was my 'harrier'!) flushing 50 Teal and all the waders inc 12 Grey plover, 6 Bar tailed godwits, 4 Snipe, 4 Redshank, 2 Dunlin and a Knot. 10 Common gulls on foreshore. 7 Little egret (4 on pools 3 on river).