Saturday, 20 December 2014

More Winter Birding...

Saturday 20th December: North-east Coast
With a chill N.N.Westerly blowing today found us at the Long Nanny estuary; as hoped we spotted 30 Twite, a restless party. A single male Merganser was actively diving in the estuary whilst a large group of Herring & Black-headed Gulls bathed. More sedentary, west of the dunes, were 200 Golden Plover, a few Curlew, Redshank & 2 pairs of Stonechats.
At Low Newton scrape a gaggle of 180 Greylags arose ( it, of course, was impossible to distinguish whether these were feral or immigrants).                                                                                                   Low Newton Pool held 7 Gadwall, Teal & Mallard.   

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