Thursday, 5 January 2017

Lapland buntings, Hen harrier, Whooper swan

Continuing the Kite theme, 2 by the poultry huts, Sandy Haven this afternoon and c200 Lapwing.
Paddy J and I had 2 possibly 3 Lapland buntings flying between the stubble fields at Marloes late this afternoon. Noticeably fewer birds in usual potato field. A ring-tail hen harrier looped low over the hedgerow towards Martins Haven. A Whooper swan flew high, calling, over the Gann at last light, it flew out into the stiff wind before veering east up the Haven or across toward Angle. Otherwise 6 Brent, only a single Med among a sizeable but distant small gull roost. A Kestrel was hunting on Musselwick side.