Sunday, 22 February 2015

Friday 20th February 2015


Migration watch; 07.35 - 09.10hrs.
A drake SURF SCOTER first found in Cornelian Bay around 12.20hrs before drifting in to South Bay was the highlight of the day, it remained on show, although distantly, in South Bay until dusk.
Also in Cornelian Bay there was a Red-breasted Merganser. Elsewhere 8 Lapwing, 25 Curlew and 32 Skylark were at Long Nab, a Little Grebe, 18 Teal, a Gadwall and the Pintail were on Johnson's Marsh and on Potter Brompton Carr there were 2 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 110 Wigeon, a female Scaup, a Water Rail, 200 Lapwing, a Water Rail, 1 Peregrine, 600 Starling and 80 Linnet.
On the move (south unless stated) were 2 Red-throated Diver north, 3 Cormorant, 1 Barnacle Goose north, 29 Black-headed Gull, 12 Common Gull, 2 Goldfinch and 4 Linnet.

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