Saturday 24 January 2015

Patch Diver and some Devonian Stuff

I'm currently residing in Somerset for the next few days so I'm catching up on the blog. Not a huge amount to report. I managed a midweek visit to Barmston on Thursday and added a few species including Dark-bellied Brent, Shelduck and Common Scoter. Better than that the Great Northern Diver was still present and a second bird was off Ulrome. Plenty of Red-throated Divers and Great Crested Grebes were offshore but not a huge amount more. Nice to be back.

Today after work we visited south Devon with a flying visit to Dart's Farm where neither the Penduline Tits or Black Brant were present. Moving swiftly on to Broadsands we connected with several NGB members and at least three Cirl Buntings including this rather smart male. Offshore there were four species of grebe with single Red-necked and Black-necked Grebes along with a brace of Slavonian Grebes and a couple of dozen Great Crested Grebes. Pretty decent! Now back in Cannington - maybe burgle a few birds from Rog...

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