søndag den 14. oktober 2012

Wet and windy guiding.

After last night's failed attempt to catch Owls it was too windy and rainy this Am to catch anything. Instead we decided to join Hans, Benny and Gert with the tour group at the South tip. We found shelter by the new building as the wind and rain whipped across the peninsular; we had a couple of hours of nice birding here. Eider passed very close numbering close to 1000, with the at least 18 Long-tailed ducks showed well. Little Gulls passed close too with 45 noted in my book. Other highlights Black-throated Diver 2, Red-throated diver 3, Goldeneye 6, Scaup 1, Tufted Duck 26, Wigeon 15, Teal 6, Pintail 1, Mallard 4, Dunlin 1, Common Scoter 300+ and 19 Golden Plover. After the brief sea watch I noticed a large flock of Barnacle geese resting on the fields adjacent to the house 650 of them there were amongst them 3 Curlew. Below a photo of a Curlew resting up.


Photo: Heather McGinty
Blog: Craig Brookes

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