Monday, 14 January 2013

A Walk round the Walls of Berwick

Eighty-six Goldeneye (predominantly male birds) yesterday in two rafts just east of Berwick's Old Bridge, with four Long-tailed Ducks (including one superb drake) and a lone Eider completing the assembly. Further round, the estuary was rather quiet with little more than a gaggle of Mallards, a couple of Cormorants and a male Red-breasted Merganser trying their luck as the tide filled the basin. The Little Beach to the north of the Pier was deserted- no waders, no dog-walkers- though a few Oystercatchers and Redshanks were still enjoying the standing water in the sodden hollows of the Golf Course.

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see such a good number of Goldeneye so near the Tweed estuary, also the 4 Long-tailed Ducks are an a somewhat unusual sighting, I personally have only ever seen one there before. Wishing you good birding