Saturday, 25 January 2014

Sporadic Saturday

Initial records only, from a walk down north harbour wall at lunchtime. Mainly to see if any black redstart in this area. Answer – None seen

No finches on feeding station, just 4 feral pigeon and a pied wagtail.
However, flock of 28 linnet/twite huddled (from wind and rain) in stunted tree at corner of compound. All facing away. No rings noted.

Flock c2,000 Knot in

Herring, LB Backed, Common, (1) Kittiwake but no Mediterranean.

2 little gull on seaward side of outflows.



0900hrs - Middleton Model Boat Pond
Drake Scaup still present
1 No Little Egret
6 Pochard including 4 Drakes
Song Trush singing!
1100hrs - No.1 Outfall
Adult and 2 x 1st Winter Little Gulls
4 No. RB Mergansers including 2 Drakes
1200hrs - Harbour
3 Adult and 1 2CY Kittiwake
1300hrs - North Harbour Wall
Adult Med
5 No. Twite sheltering from torrential rain!
After a bright start the weather deteriorated, had a look for the Black Redstarts but never saw either unsurprisingly.
Thanks to Malcolm and Ian for todays records.