Friday 24 November 2023

Whoopers, Marloes Mere

Yesterday's single Whooper had been joined by 4 others this afternoon bringing the total to five. A Mute swan was keeping them company. Mere looking really good at the moment, plenty of water and plenty of wildfowl included 5 Tufted duck (2 male). There seemed to be total panic as I approached with 1000s of birds wheeling around, starlings going one way, ducks another gulls everywhere, couldn't see the culprit but suspect a Peregrine seen later towards Martin's Haven was the cause. 2-3 Merlin were zipping around the mere and the wildflower field at dusk. The 200 Lapwing and 100 Golden plovers were still in Trehills fields along with 400 Herring gulls.

Yesterday I had 3 unsatisfactory views of a ringtail between the mere and Martin's Haven, no sign of anything tonight.