Sunday, 23 December 2012


Well first time Keith and i had been out in some time so we headed for Dumfries and Galloway and Mereshead. We arrived mid morning and checked through the geese that were present, nothing much but a leucistic Barny, Onto the Hide it was incredible to see nearly 300 Pintail and a couple of hundred Teal as well as smaller numbers of Gadwall, Wigeon and Mallard. A couple of Tufties and a Goldeneye. We moved onto the next hide checking the Geese as we went still nothing special. A Good 30-40 Chaffinch's but no Brambling. In the next hide much the same as the first but 2 Canada Geese. Back at the visitor center 6 Tree Sparrows. We moved onto loaning foot checking more of the geese that rare one eluded us thought.

On the way home via Carsethorn were a few more Barnie's and 1 Pinkfoot. On the beach loads of Waders including Whimbrel, Grey plover, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Redshank, Turnstone and Oystercatcher. On the sea 40+ Scaup and 5 Red-breasted Merganser.
On the whole a nice day, just nice to be out n about.

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