Sunday, 14 February 2016

Valentines Day Surprise

A change in the weather produced our first wild geese of the winter for myself and Mo on our survey site this morning.

A fairly stiff North Easterly brought our first flock of Whitefronts of the winter with thirteen birds muscled in with the regular Greylag flock. A few Brents and a single Barnacle were also amongst the feral flock and just goes to show that birds attract birds.

Several hundred Golden Plover and three Green Sandpipers were also noted and a good number of Skylark today.

Raptors were represented with two Buzzards and half a dozen Marsh Harrier, bearded tit and Stonechat also noted.

whitefronts (rear birds)

barnacle (far right)

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