View of the main pit from farm
The main pit surrounds now give us no cover at all now
Golden Plover flock
Just as short blog as recovering from a shocking chest infection which has knocked me off my feet for a week. I've been down to the patch a couple of times and managed to record 59 species. The best finds were 440 Golden Plover, 210 Lapwing & 2 Jack Snipe.
It was excellent to find 7 Snipe that appear to have re-located to Pophills with three over wintering Green Sandpiper & a Common Sandpiper.
Other sightings of note were 1200 Linnets up at Pitchill, 4 Redpoll, 2 drake Wigeon, 97 Teal, 4 Gadwall & 2 Meadow Pipits.
Chris Lane picked up our local Merlin chasing a Skylark on Wednesday & also added two Shelduck to the patch year list. This now stands at 61. I have also updated the 2017 page on the blog which details the final year list of 139.