Friday, 21 January 2011

Thurlestone Bay

Another great morning both the weather & the birds.

Only walked round Warren Point to Yarmer Beach-- 09.25 - 12.15- 35 Wigeon on the sea with 5 Shelduck , 2 Slavonian Grebe , 3 Great C Grebe, 2 Red T Diver 5 Guillemot & 25 Razorbill. 9 Shoveler came in off the sea to join 7 already on Thurlestone Marsh.

5 Curlew flew west ( largest no. for a few years.) On the rocks ? beach 3 Purple Sandpiper (1st of the year) 9 Ringed Plover , 1 Dunlin , 4 Turnstone.

Lunch time - 7 Reed Bunting ct & ringed outside my garden, Water Pipit & Cettis Warbler , Grey Wagtail , 6 lapwing over.

14.30 Whitley X farm ( nr Thurlestone ) 70 Lapwing & 25 Golden Plover