Monday, 4 March 2013

Wknd 2-3 March

Most effort this week on the conclusion of winter atlas (earlier blog), so mainly recovering at weekend!

Saturday - the Mutes in cereal south of Old Waughton increased to 10, only one ringed, metal-ringed left juv (above), could not read the ring! A Kestrel there a sad road casualty (a male, have not attempted to age it yet, might be possible).

Sunday - Whoopers not at Drem where last seen on Thursday, but back on the top bank at ex-landfill at Prora where earthworks during the week; not sure what remains to eat, anyway total numbers have suddenly dropped from 200+ to just 42. Expect even these will soon be on their way. Apparent clear-out of duck from farm resrs too.

A drake Gadwall was dabbling in the Peffer Burn east of the village green at Aberlady.

At Ferny Ness calm conditions presented chance to count they great array of birds on the sea - but just too many scoter and seaduck and many very distant so concentrated on grebes, 72 Slavonians at least, only one Red-necked spotted.

Oycs have moved in at work (roof of Fleeming Jenkin, King's Buildings) - first recorded back here and at Cameron Toll on 18 February.

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