The South Loop
More than waders needed here!
3 Waxwings on the patch, 5 Long-tailed Duck
A good clean out of the burn.
The Shorelarks continue to defy the disturbances and now up to 7 can be seen together.
A brief visit to Newbiggin on Monday and in the strengthening winds I managed only Purple Sandpiper on the rocks and 9 Grey Partridge on the Golf Course.
Oh well the cracking male decided to fly off before I was ready with the camera, but just imagine the sight of it in this beautiful light.
Couple of these have found a new winter refuge.
Ice suspended as the water levels dropped rapidly.
Mr and Mrs
Other birding highlights; 2 Water Pipits (with 30 Meadow Pipits nearby), Chiffchaff and Siberian Chifchaff. In addition LesserWhitethroat Ssp? I'm sure it was one of the rarer subspecies and I know which one I would bet on. Hope I can relocate on a future visit.
1955 Transactions of the Natural History Society
I had a quick glance at an old BiN and found also flock of 5 Long Nanny 2004. So these larger flocks were more common in the past.
Bell's farm flash has about 2000 waders. A good variety including 7 species and well worth checking the 400+ Golden Plover.