Sunday 12 February 2017

Sunday 12th February 2017

Well the weather today was not conducive to looking for birds but a few intrepid observers braved the elements and produced the following sightings.

At Long Nab today with a strong ENE wind and rain/sleet the highlights were all going south and consisted of a Black-throated Diver, 2 Velvet Scoter, an Eider and a Bonxie. At Johnson’s Marsh today there was a ♂ Goosander (early on) and 77 Wigeon and down in the harbour 2 Black-necked Grebes and a Great Northern Diver.

4 Barnacle Geese were in the field to the east of Seamer Tip pool and there was a Peregrine over the tip. Nearby at Burton Riggs there appear to be a resident pair of Great-crested Grebes now and at Harwood Dale Lake today we had a Pintail and a Goosander.

female Scaup (back right) with Tufted Ducks - The Mere - Chris Bell

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