Friday, 27 March 2015

Big Buzzard Day.

Wed. 25th March.

Another morning out at Seasalter with a cool NE breeze coming in off the sea but the sun made an appearance mid-morning warming things up.  My first stop was along SS Lane where I saw a marsh harrier put up c.80 teal from the dykes and also spooking the dozen or more lapwings. A cetti's warbler burst into song along the roadside and 4 skylarks were having a chase around over the field. 

Along the seafront a stop at the pumping station revealed 70 brents, 4 shelducks, 5 redshanks, 4 grey plovers and 3 dunlin although a good number of waders were further out on the tideline but numbers were clearly reduced.  

On the plots, 2 moorhens, 2 reed buntings, 2 cetti's, 3 goldfinches, 2 linnets, 1 chaffinch, 1 kestrel, 1 chiffchaff, 4 snipe and 8 buzzards circling high up.
Another look out to sea showed c.150 grey plovers far out and another buzzard came along the beach putting up the gulls.

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