Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Tuesday 31st October

Just back in from the talk given by Ed Burrell on the Greenland Whitefronts at the monthly meeting of the bird nerds, a really informative presentation with 27 folk attending.... Thanks Ed.. 

Mike Bell had been out and about today, braving the elements.. In Bridgend Woods he had 55 Redwing, a Fieldfare and 6 Goldcrest, no Dippers on the River Sorn, or Siskins at the Woollen Mill. At Gruinart, Mike counted 410 Teal, 25 Pintail, 16 Shoveler, 3 Brent Geese, a male Hen Harrier, a total of 2,240 Golden Plover ( a flock of 1,000 in the fields and another flock of 1,060 out on the estuary), 250 Lapwing, 5 Blackwits and 4 Greenshank. Round at Ballinaby, he saw a Merlin. John Wilson and son Jonti had a ringtail as they drove over to Gruinart this morning and also saw the large number of Golden Plover on the flats as well at Gruinart.

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