Wednesday, 24 December 2014

22nd December
A day of strong winds and drizzly rain saw a rather poor selection of birds on show: there was a count of 83 Herring, six Greater Black-backed and three Black-headed Gulls at high tide, along with 27 Kittiwakes and four Turnstones.

23rd December
A very bright day with clear skies made for much more pleasant conditions for birding on Christmas eve. There was a significant movement of Guillemots out to sea, with over a 100 passing every minute at some points during the morning. A minimum of 3000 was estimated, along with 45 Kittiwakes and two Fulmars. Singles of Jack Snipe and Common Snipe were seen in the lowlands, along with four Song Thrushes and a Blackbird, whilst the Hooded Crow remained in Solfach.

Up to 35 Choughs have been feeding on Solfach in recent days

The lone Hooded Crow continues to feed amongst the Choughs

Carrion Crow

Redshank

Turnstone

Over 40 Rock Pipits have been seen on Solfach recently

Common Gull


1 comment:

  1. The lighting in these shots are great. Have a lovely Christmas Day tomorrow

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