Sunday, 6 October 2013

Last week..........

A few records from the last week include a fly-over brambling at Glanton on the 31st September.  There was a small passage of redwings, song thrushes and blackbirds on the 2nd October.  A woodcock flew over the office at Haugh Head on Thursday.

A snow bunting was on the beach at Low Newtown yesterday with a possible shorelark.  Both birds flew out to rocks and could not be located.  There was also a large flock of golden plover (250+) and good numbers of white wagtails (7).  Newtown Pool held a female pintail, little grebe and a selction of commoner ducks.

There was a good selection of birds at Branton Ponds in the afternoon.  Counts included goosander 117, little grebe 12, wigeon 40+, lesser black-backed gull 55, great black-backed gull 2, chiffchaff 5+, kingfisher 1 and pintail.  A migrant hawker dragonfly was in the car park.

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