Sunday, 15 January 2012

Thurlestone Bay

The Glossy Ibis spent most of the day feeding at the back of the Marsh - not viewable from the road, apologies to anyone who made a special visit. The female Marsh Harrier flew over twice this afternoon flushing - 35 Snipe, 2 Lapwing, 1 Black T Godwit. 60 Teal, 30 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler.

Webs count this morning produced- 12 Ringed Plover, 10 Turnstone, 2 Sanderling, 22 Oystercatcher, 1 Great N Diver with 4 Razorbill on the sea . Surprise of the day flew close inshore and then east - Sandwich Tern - my first winter record.

AJL had a Green Sandpiper on South Huish Marsh .

A visiting birder reported to AJL a male Goosander in the Bay- can whoever it was confirm please as this would be the first male recorded on the patch