Saturday, 19 December 2015


16 degrees C by 8.30 this morning. Up to East Chevington for a crack at the Water Pipits that had been hanging around all week. An hour wandering up and down the coal road in poor light and a strong wind eventually paid off. It didn't pay much, as all we had was one Water Pipit lift from the marsh, calling and flying high and a long way south. A walk as far as Druridge Pools failed to re-find it.

No sign of the reported Red-necked Grebe on the north pool, but there were 2-3 Otter and a load of Goldeneye.

Between Druridge and Cresswell we searched the 2000+ strong Pink-footed Goose flock and picked out 2 Greenland White-fronted Geese, but there was no sign of the Beans.

At Cresswell the Long-billed Dowitcher had resumed its residency on the west bank after apparently showing superbly well in front of the hide this morning.

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