Monday, 24 November 2008

More Weekend Birding

SATURDAY MORNING (22nd) CALVERT- Large numbers of Black-headed Gulls in surrounding fields and loafing on both lakes. HILLESDEN; The 4 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE flew in from SE area, circled pools then landed but very wary/ 120 Greenfinch on Sunflower strip/ COMMON STONECHAT next to pools on rough ground/ 14 Meadow Pipit.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON (23rd) GRENDON UNDERWOOD LAYBY; a whopping c450 Linnet. Not in one flock but 4 over half mile area. Not double counted as they flew right to left in flocks in quick succession, think roosting together. Attracted to area by rape field with edge left to seed and uncut Maize type field. CALVERT BBOWT LAKE; Gull pre-roost not massive but good turnover, these included a first-winter LITTLE GULL, a classic first-winter CASPIAN GULL, a classic adult CASPIAN GULL and several adult YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS.

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