Sunday, 1 January 2012


Maer Rocks - 0815 and 1400 - 15 dark-bellied brent goose, 3 eider (drake and 2 fem), 5 common scoter, 2 purple sandpiper, 9+ turnstone, 1 great northern diver and 1 great skua attacking a feeding flock of gannets and kittiwakes. Also several auk sp, only two of which close enough to be id'd as razorbill.
Also of interest on Friday there were 2 grey partridge, c10+ red-legged partridge and a large chaffinch flock, c200+ at Hayes Barton pig farm, Yettington. All birds viewable from the footpath that cuts across the lower section of the farm.