Tuesday 17 October 2017

Black Brant

Black Brant field sketches.
The Black Brant off Mudbank this evening was presumably the returning adult. It was with c8/900+ Dark-bellied Brent Geese and always distant. So distant in fact that the neck collar wasn't even visible. Also c1000/1500+ Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 1 Teal, small numbers of Pintail, several Black-tailed Godwit, 25/30+ Turnstone, 2 Grey Plover, 10+ Great Crested Grebe and 5 Red-breasted Merganser. Also 2 Mistle Thrush over and 5 Sanderling off the seafront.
First-winter Lesser Black-backed Gull - Mudbank

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