Monday, 7 November 2011

Thurlestone Bay

Another very good day - just hope it continues .

Having missed out so far a Short Eared Owl flew over South Huish Marsh at 12.30 to bring the patch year total to 190.. female Marsh harrier seen several times . Between 3 & 4pm Bob B had an adult male Hen Harrier over South Milton Ley( first reported on sat aft ) he also had 2 Bearded Tit calling.

A G N Diver on the sea , with 6 Brent Goose -db- flying west.

Waders around marsh/ beach were - 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 3 Snipe , 2 Lapwing, 8 Turnstone

The ringing team ct - 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 4 Reed Bunting, 11 Goldcrest.

In off thesea were 3 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler ,with another 12 Wigeon on the Marsh