Thursday, 2 January 2014
Juvenile GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still present today, as well as the 1st winter and adult female Scaup. 4 redhead Smew, 2 drake Goosanders & a drake Red-crested Pochard complete the set of interesting wildfowl around the complex. On the wader front, 77 Black-tailed Godwits (through in 2-3 groups), 31 Golden Plover, 5 Ruff, 7 Dunlin and an impressive flock of c.2000 Lapwing were all noted. The male Brambling remains with the Chaffinch flock along Haul Road and the nearby stubble fields produced 5+ Corn Buntings amongst the Yellowhammers, Reed Buntings and Linnets.