This is by far the latest date in the year that we’ve run a Nightjar trip and it proved to be a mistake. A full complement of members attended what proved to be the most disappointing birding trip thus far. The weather was fine but s late in the year, bird song was at best very limited which minimised the opportunities of catching up with the warblers. Our disappointment was most profound at the Nightjar viewing spot where not only did we neither see nor hear any Woodcock, but had only one instance of a nightjar churring and no sitings. Such a contrast with the earlier three trips. All told 35 species ID’d.
Oh well you live and learn.
- 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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