Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Another cold day prevented the ground from thawing and so many birds struggled to find food. A Woodlark remained in the field near the plantation along with four Bramblings and 240 Skylarks. An incredible 72 Snipe fed in the fields with 24 Woodcocks and two Jack Snipe elsewhere. Waders inland and around the coast included: a Ringed Plover, 33 Golden Plovers, four Grey Plovers, 51 Lapwings, a Knot and four Dunlins. Five Wigeons remained around Solfach; six Teals had also joined them. The ringed Firecrest appeared in Cristin garden again.
Woodlark was still present

(c) Steven Stansfield

With the cold spell continuing, some good photo opportunities have arisen with species that are not usually so open:

 Snipe wandered out into the fields to search for food.
Seven Mistle Thrushes were amongst fewer thrushes than previously. Pictures 
(c) Ben Porter

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