Friday, 20 January 2012

20th January

A much more pleasant day, with long periods of sunshine. Just two Iceland Gulls (1st winter and 2nd winter) were seen, but both were brief flybys. Much more obliging was a 2nd winter Glaucous Gull which spent the day feeding on a seal carcass near Gretchen. 58 European White-fronted Geese were again near the School and the ever present Scaup was on Ancum. The adult male Peregrine was seen again, along with singles of Merlin and Hen Harrier. Notable passerines included a Song Thrush and 19 Redwing in Holland Gardens, 3 Reed Buntings and the Twite flock in the Observatory crop had increased to 27 birds.

European White-fronted Geese

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