Thursday, 4 December 2014
Thursday 4th December
Yesterday James had a count on the reserve at Gruinart with his tally coming out at 10,294 Barnies, 276 Whitefronts, 81 Greylags and a Pale bellied Brent Goose. He also had 430 Lapwing, 1,265 Golden Plover and 11 newly arrived Whoppers as well as a male and also a ringtail Hen Harrier. Been a better day here today, the wind has dropped a wee bit. Here at home at lunchtime for a change the male Hen Harrier did us the honour of his low flypast, just over the fence posts and not much more, and yet we make comments about low flying aircraft.... earlier on we had seen a White tailed Sea Eagle sitting on top of a telegraph pole down close to Sunderland.