Saturday, 24 November 2012
Fenham Flats 24th November
The calm before the storm saw us doing my WeBS count on Fenham Flats, good conditions for once produced many birds including a small ,swift and agile Merlin chasing Goldfinches whilst a Little Egret drifted by on the wind. Doing a bird count on Fenham Flats is really about large numbers,this was re-inforced by some of the wader counts including 130 Golden Plover,151 Curlew and 100 Redshank. Ducks and geese were impressive too, 388 Wigeon, 123 Eider, 157 Shelduck and 630 Pale Bellied Brent Geese, all in all a very satisfactory day.