Thursday 10 November 2011

A good day on the patch

Thursday 10th November 2011
The day started with the 2 Snow Buntings still on the beach and an adult Med Gull on the estuary along with a lone Shelduck, the first for a while and a single Blackap. A walk along the coastal path turned out to be a good move as 3 Crossbills flew over, heading East and yet another Short-eared Owl (my 3rd in this area in just a few weeks) was flushed from the top fields (thanks to BH birding the same area!) Yet another trudge to the top stubble field finally paid off with a very welcome Lapland Bunting. Typically the bird was never seen on the deck but not bad flight views and plenty of vocals! Around 80+ Skylarks today and a Yellowhammer was new for this area. All in all, a good day.

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