Saturday, 31 December 2011

Upottery Airfield, Smeatharpe

A nice end to the year. This morning a site record of 600 Golden Plovers on the barley field were flushed presumably, by an unseen raptor judging by the behaviour of the passerines and corvids.  120 lapwing were also flushed and about 6000 starlings were around the airfield in about 3 different groups.

This evening the Great Grey Shrike was showing well just before dusk and has now been present since mid October.