Thursday, 23 January 2014

Birding in Windows of fine Weather

 Fourth week in January 2014:

20th: an atmospheric walk along Ross Back sands brought the sighting of 600 Common Scoter at sea & two groups of 17 & 40 Sanderling - doing what they do - on the tideline!
At Guille Point 120 Oystercatchers rested whilst a minimum of 130 Eiders were involved in courtship displays & multitudes of wader sp. were too far out on Fenham mud flats to be IDd.

21st: West of Cornhill-on-Tweed, south of river Tweed, c100Mute Swans & c120 Whooper Swans grazed on a brassica crop.

22nd: small groups of varyingly 6-18 Sanderling scattered along beaches from Newton Links to Low Newton.  A (first of the year) Skylark singing at Newton Point.  500 Lapwings, & 17 Curlew, just north of Annstead Farm.

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