Sunday, 22 September 2013

Flocks gather

Wetland bird count started with a bang.  The first birds that were seen from Fenham le Moor hide was a black tailed godwit being persued by at immature peregrine!  Fortunately after a 3-4 minute chase the godwit got away.  This put a smile on my face as they are a favourite of mine.  The wigeon flock was at least 8,000 strong with supporting cast of pintail (29), light bellied brent (1239), pink footed goose (73) as well as a good selection of waders.

Other species included little egret (2), wall brown (5+), common dater (1) and a large number of grey seal (800+)

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