Sunday, 17 January 2021

Patch birding

Can't do much else but its the way i like it, no pressure to twitch others birds, lets find me own. The list is steadily climbing but nothing hugely special that i haven't already blogged about. 

7th Jan Nipped to the patch tonight and the Hollesley rspb screen. Highlights being 12 Bean Geese, 130 Whitefronts, 1 Adult Caspian Gull and a cracking Barn Owl.

A Song Thrush showed nicely from the Screen.

A grey Heron too

9th Jan
A Diver flew in from the North, very slow wing beat and looking large, i was sure it was a Great Northern diver just from the Jizz alone. It then very kindly flew and landed on the sea just off the river mouth confirming my initial I'd. A Drake eider went North. 100 whitefronts, 6 barnacle 1 juv and Brent on patch. A Turnstone on scrape and a Marsh Harrier showed well. Peregrine in its usual tree. 

Male and female Blackcap using the garden over the cold spell.

Jan 16th
Highlights at a very wet Hollesley rspb were 5 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Common Snipe. Marsh Harrier Usual ducks. 2 fox and a Muntjack together. All the wild Geese seem to have moved on now. 56 sp in total

Jan 17th
Did the Staverton loop today which is part of the Sandling walk.  
At least 3 Singing or calling Firecrest, The Great White Egret and Hooded Merganser still, link to the blog post on why its not the released bird here. Marsh Tit a few Lesser Redpoll and a shed load of Siskin. Fieldfare and Redwings in the woods. 

Thats it for another weekend. Always goes far too fast.

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