Thursday, 27 January 2022

Late Birding Again

Having not seen it the last two afternoons/evenings, the Spoonbill was again off Mudbank, after work this evening. Not a lot else but I counted 56 Mallard, 1 Pintail and 6 Wigeon, and an adult Mediterranean Gull was present. 
Yesterday at least 18 Fieldfares were with a small number of Redwing, up at the Archery club, and off Mudbank - 100 Grey Plovers and a Greenshank as well as good numbers of Dunlin. Nice to see Libby, Deliah and Gordon yesterday.
The only thing of note on Tuesday evening was a Chiffchaff, moving between gardens in the Shelly Beach area. Looking forward to the evenings getting lighter.

Fieldfares have proved difficult to catch up with this winter. Eighteen plus birds at the archery club yesterday, were my first in 2022. Redwings have been comparatively easy with regular flocks in Maer Valley and around the edges of the heaths. Big numbers only occur when we get really cold weather.

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