Monday, 25 January 2016

More Redpoll

Another look at the redpolls at Birling this morning. Warm and overcast, but a bit windy, the redpolls played ball, regularly flying up from the game crop to perch on the fence. In flight the Arctic stood out as a large, grey ball of fluff with a huge white rump. When perched the bird was much whiter, larger and rounder than the Lesser Redpoll, but there were also a couple of grey Mealy among the flock. While watching a 1st winter Little Gull flew south over the golf course.

Arctic Redpoll

At East Chevington there were both Slavonian and Black-necked Grebe on the north pool, while a Barn Owl was hunting near the south pool.

A Little Owl was seen on the drive past Druridge (thanks Dave).

At Cresswell the Long-billed Dowitcher was showing to the right of the hide, but again no sign of the Ruff.

Sleeping Long-billed Dowitcher
At Lynemouth flash there were four adult Mediterranean Gull.

Mediterranean Gull

No comments:

Post a Comment