Thursday, 29 November 2012

Song Thrushes & Siskins

Lade - 0800hrs - Cold, sunny, nw 4 - Another nippy morning, but good to see the sunshine again. Seemed to be a bit of cold weather movement going on today with at least 10 grounded Song Thrushes on the storm beaches and several more coming in high off the sea, along with small flocks of Starlings and Siskins. On the pits 3 Shelducks were new and the Long-tailed Duck was on south pit for a change.
ARC - 1500hrs - More Song Thrushes and Siskins on the walk down to the pines where also 2 Redpolls, Greater pecker, Chiffchaff and Goldcrest. Three Marsh Harriers headed towards the bird reserve at dusk, while Kingfisher, Dabchick and Bittern noted from Screen hide. The day ended with a stunning blood-red sunset.

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