A most successful trip with 42 species seen/heard by a mixed group of 8 OBC and DOS members. The highlights included good but distant views of a kingfisher, a buzzard, linnets, yellow hammer, repeated sightings of a hunting barn owl, 5 or 6 separate views of flying woodcock and finally, a couple of views of a flying nightjar. We heard 3 churring males which is similar to that of previous years, but sadly, the young trees growing within the clearing have now reached a critical height that makes viewing these birds particularly difficult. Consequently, we may have to find a new location next year for this popular trip.
- Thurs 7 January 2021
2 young Mute Swans, 39 Gadwall, 8 Wigeon, 15 Tufteds, fem Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 29…
- Wed 6 January 2021
Pinkfoot with the Greylags, 6 Mandarins, 50 Gadwall, 7 Wigeon, 3 Goldeneye, 36 Goosanders roosted,…
- Tues 5 January 2021
3 Mandarins on Milltown Inlet with others heard behind the west bank at dusk, a…
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