Saturday, 12 November 2016

Marloes Mere

We re-found the family group of 5 White-fronted Geese at the Mere late morning; they then flew off to a nearby stubble field.
The Mere itself had very large numbers of Teal (hundreds) and smaller numbers of Mallard, Wigeon, Gadwall & Shoveller (tens to high tens). Also a Curlew and a couple of very active Snipe.
A large female Pereagine came in a perched on a post for a while, and we flushed a Short-eared Owl from one of the open fields.
16 Chough feeding in the grass field jsut to the south of the YHA.