Thursday, 29 January 2015

Summer's Here

With a dusting of snow a Lesser Black-backed Gull at Watergate was the first summer migrant of the year, arriving four days later than last year. Not a great deal else here, but there was a small flock of Siskin.

Lesser Black-backed Gull
At Birtley reed beds the recently cleared areas held 2 Water Rail, 10 Teal and a Shelduck.

Lamesley held a pair of Gadwall and 4 Wigeon, while a few Redwing zipped over.

A very cold and windswept Burdon Moor held a hardy Heron while I retreated to the warmth of the car.

Far Pasture gave excellent close views of 15 Snipe while a Kingfisher was feeding at several spots around the pond.


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