Monday 28 December 2020


A male and female Goldeneye were off Mudbank this morning before they flew upriver (my neighbour Neil saw two males and a female together today). That means a minimum of three birds are on the river at the moment. A single female bird has been present since November 7th.

Little else to report. A stroll through Maer Valley produced just 3 Chiffchaffs and a handful of Redwings. Nearby on Orcombe - 4 Rock Pipits, 18 Stock Doves, 1 Snipe, 4 Meadow Pipits, 8+ Skylarks and 2 Stonechats.

Yesterday I had a quick look at Maer Rocks early on. At least 8 Purple Sandpipers seen with Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoters and 2 Red-breasted Mergansers offshore.

 Drake Red-breasted Merganser - one of at least half a dozen off Mudbank today. Numbers are still very low.

No comments:

Post a Comment