Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Bit of a flurry

GGS still at Wessie H this a.m., but little else on land or water. Arcot had 3 drake Shoveler, 1 drake Pochard, a Tuftie pair and a Mute Swan. Teal and Coot abounded (whatever abounding is!) Plessey Mill Farm Wood was dead-ish. Added Nuthatch to the year list and had the closest views ever with 3 Roe Deer and later, a Common Buzzard (until they realised there was a big lummox watching!). And nice weather too!

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Patchy Progress

Quick spin round Viet-cram yesterday had the Shrike active in its usual field at Wessie, Teal and Mallard on the water but no sign of any Stonechat(s). There was a slight whisp of a breeze tho'! The Burn yielded nothing although others had seen the usual suspects. Beacon Lane produced Bullfinch, Willow Tit to add to the year's List, and Starling, Redwing, Chaffinch and gulls too. No Woodcock on the golf course fringes, sadly. Back out later.....