Saturday, 3 December 2016

Hen harrier, Lapland buntings, Marloes and Yellow-legged gull, Gann

Plenty of Lapwings c200 nr Ratford bridge and 100+ Trehill fields, Marloes. Ringtail hen harrier working the fields from Marloes mere to Martins Haven, putting up 100s of Skylarks, Chaffinch and Linnet, and a dozen Snipe. Lots of birds in the stubble fields and ploughed former potato field at SM767087. Scanning the skylarks and chaffinch with the scope I managed to pick out 2 Lapland buntings. Birds moving between fields all the time so worth a look to see what else is there.

Gann: Pools still frozen in places. Yellow-legged gull, 75 Wigeon, 20 Teal, Merganser, 2 Little grebes in bay, 5 on ice-free section of pools, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Brent, 6 Bar-tailed and single Black-tailed godwit.