Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Tuesday 19th July

A better day over here today, perhaps it was a little overcast, but at least it managed to keep dry! Bob had been over at Gartbreck today and had counted the following birds there, 25 Greylags, 20 Shelduck along with 22 young, 65 Eider with 6 young, 12 Shag, 1 Heron, 120 Oystercatcher, 70 Ringed Plover, 45 Dunlin with 5 young, 33 Curlew, 3 Turnstone. Only a few Gulls were seen along the shoreline, but there 200 - 300 following the 2 tractors which were mowing the grass ready for the silage lifting operation. On the Gorse bushes there were plenty of small birds present, Whitethroats, Sedge Warbler and Willow Warblers as well as Reed Buntings and Linnets too. Further on, Bob also saw Hedge Sparrows, Goldfinches and more Linnets with Meadow Pipits present too. At the start of his walk there was a mixed flock of Jackdaws and Rooks mobbing a Golden Eagle, and he counted a total of 4 Buzzards while he was out.

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