Thursday, 23 January 2014

23rd January

A drop in the wind, encouraged a trek up to the north end, but it wasn't long before the heavens opened once again. Nevertheless there were things to see with a juvenile Iceland Gull near the lighthouse new for the year. Similarities between the recent Bean Goose influx and that of 2011 are being realised, primarily due to the accompanying European White-fronted Geese which have started arriving too. 5 were seen today, with 3 of yesterday's Tundra Bean's also still present-it will be interesting to see if the numbers reach the level of a few years ago. The Canada Goose was also seen again, while 11 Whooper Swans, included a new family party of 4 at Garso.  A couple of Hen Harriers were also logged along with 16 Fieldfares and 34 Snow Buntings, all at the north end.

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