Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Thurlestone Bay

Little wind , flat calm sea with virtually no birds this am . Frustratingly a GREBE sp flew west far out ,too small for Great Crested but not possible to id.

Pintail still on South Huish Marsh but no sign of any gulls.

Nuthatch at Horswell House Wood, at Upton Cross a singing male Yellowhammer.

Over at South Milton Ley- 10 Chiffchaff, 1m Blackcap 2 Water Rail, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Redwing. In one of the fields a very nice Hare .

At 16.30 did the first Gull roost watch - no sun so they could easily be checked through- amongst the flock of 200+ Black Headed Gull were 2 Med Gull ( a1st & a 2nd winter ) . 2 Common Scoter
on the sea