"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

No Ibis takes the Gloss(y) of another good morning!

Another good morning, despite me Andy or Rob failing to see the Glossy Ibis after a 2 hour vigil off Thornham Bank. Still plenty of action though, with 2 Peregrine perched out there & a distant ringtail Hen harrier, 2-3 Marsh Hr. & an (overdue!) flyover Egyptian Goose

Another hour at Gore Pt produced 2-3 Barn owl, the Short-eared was again showing well, plus a female Merlin went hurriedly overhead with prey, pursued by 2 Kestrel. 

2000+ Pinks, dropped in on the grazing marsh & Robert pulled out a Barnacle Goose amongst them, interestingly it was still with these birds a couple of hours later on the sugar-beet fields inland, proving it's provenance!!

I managed to eventually locate c15 Ruff, a grip back from the boys whom had 40 odd yesterday. Obviously quieter on the sea, few Red-throats & GC Grebes, plus 2 Kittiwakes west. 

Short-eared Owl

female Merlin with prey

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