Friday, 21 November 2014
Apologies for the lack of recent updates-we've had a few internet issues lately. Most of the interest from the three day period has been Goose orientated with at least 5 Tundra Bean Geese present throughout, along with 2 European White fronted Geese-with the juvenile Greenland White-fronted Goose still on 17th, Up to 54 Pink-footed and 7 Barnacle Geese throughout and the Pale bellied Brent Goose again on 19th. The drake Green-winged Teal continues to be seen daily, slightly odd was a Little Auk which flew inland from Nouster Bay on 18th while dwindling numbers of Woodcock left just 6 by the 17th. Thrushes continue to feature with 2 Mistle Thrushes and a Ring Ouzel new on 19th, a peak count of 12 Song Thrushes the same day while approximate daily totals of the other species have fluctuated at around 150 Blackbirds, 200 Fieldfares and 80 Redwings. Occasional Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests have been seen daily, the highest count of Robins was 18 on 17th when the Tree Sparrow was also seen again. A couple of Goldfinches on 18th included at least 1 un-ringed (hence new) bird and on 19th there were 3 Woodpigeons, a smart male Mealy Redpoll at Rue and an impressive count of 225 Snow Buntings.