Friday, 21 January 2011

Cold day down the beach

Very few folk at Spurn as Neil Hart and I enjoyed the cold cloudy conditions. Nine very confiding Snow Buntings scuttled around on the beach near the green beacon at the Point.

Six of the group of nine. I couldn't get them all in one frame!

A Slavonian Grebe was at Beacon Ponds NR showing on and off. Around 500 or more Brent Geese were present, as expected the majority 'Dark-bellied' birds but several 'Pale-bellied' were noted, although on counting the entire flock took off!!!

Late afternoon, 19 Whooper Swans were in the fields at Skeffling, and last light at Welwick turned up a cracking male Hen Harrier and a ringtail.

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