Friday, 6 December 2013

6th December

More blustery, and often heavy, snow showers and blizzard like conditions again today but it was another enjoyable and productive day in the field given the time of year. The female/immature Blue-winged Teal was joined by the drake Green-winged Teal at Bridesness-there can't have been too many occasions when these two have been watched in each others company on this side of the Atlantic?! Also along the tide-line there, a juvenile Iceland Gull fed among the commoner Gull species while 7 Black-tailed Godwits on the Loch hinted that we may be in for a repeat of last years wintering flock. The Greenland White-fronted Goose was seen again, with the Canada Goose and 2 Pink-footed Geese also among the Greylags. The crop field at Kirbest still held 150 Twite, 28 Skylarks and the Siberian Chiffchaff was there again. A Common Scoter was in Nouster Bay, a Jack Snipe was forced into the open and the Peregrine was seen a couple of times.

A few 'record shots' of the Blue-winged Teal

Iceland Gull 

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