Friday, 28 January 2011

Piledriving Twite

Heysham Obs
The 'sun in face' views of the Twite on the nyger seed revealed just how vicious the feeding activity is with sand and seed visibly scattered at least 30cm around each bird.  'You've flicked sand in my face' might therefore have been the instigator of several squabbles amongst todays hordes

Twite - 105-110, with 85-90 of these flying off behind the sandworks.  Ring colours could not be discerned, given the light conditions, but there were at least 10 unringed birds
Med Gull - Czech-ringed adult on the railings