Cafe corner Brents turn out to be the regulars

Light west wind, overcast all day.I didn’t have much time today and so far only my records, hopefully more to come (MD).Half Moon Bay cafe areaPale-bellied Brent geese 48 – 12:00 they had made their way to the gut weed in the corner just below the sea …

New(?) Brent behaviour

A WNW light wind, overcast all day.Pale-bellied Brent goose 67 – the question mark on today’s title is to signify that although today’s behaviour was new to me, it might not be new for the Brent, although if it has happened before it can’t have been of…

Stock Dove…..albeit a red one!

Heavy overnight ground frost. Sunshine all day with a light NW breezeSouth shore towards high waterPale-bellied Brent goose 48 arrived at Red Nab at 10:50, all but 1 flew off towards Potts corner at 12:20.Pink-Footed goose  83 SE at 10:45Wigeon c1…

First Woodcock and a Butterfly!

Sunshine pretty much all day, coolish WNW wind South shore mid morning rising tideAt 09:50 the only birds on Red Nab were:Shelduck 24Little Egret 2Kingfisher 1 maleRock Pipit 2220 Wigeon arrived at 10:00 43 Pale-bellied geese arrived fro…

Two Kingfishers, and Jackdaws darken the sky…..

The light breeze drifting round again, starting NW and ending SE. A misty start, but the sun broke through by mid morning. After that high cloud with some sunshine.South shore – mid morning towards high waterPale-bellied Brent Geese 42 on Red Nab they …

Tuning In

I was reading a column by nature and sports writer Simon Barnes recently, and he was saying that he doesn’t go birdwatching, he is birdwatching, and this is something that I concur with. If I’m awake, I’m birding, wherever I am, I am always connected t…

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Where’s the Groucho Marx convention?

Another day of calm to very light variable breeze. High cloud for most of the day.Red Nab and saltmarsh area towards high water Pale-bellied Brent Geese 34 located on Red Nab, there were probably moreWigeon c160Shelduck 115 – most to the south of …

Just a lazy Sunday…….chewing the cud.

A steady west wind all day, mainly high cloud with a bit of light rain early on.Red Nab towards high waterPale-bellied Brent goose 40 at leastWigeon c200 including a flock of 164 in from the SEShelduck 26Middleton Nature Reserve Just a mid morning…

How Birds Evolve – Book Review

Here’s a book released in the US in October 2021 and now at large in the UK from on 4 January. I suspect it’s late for publication caused by disruptions to business operations and normal life of recent months. Only last week did Princeton sent me a co…

Notes From The Estuary.

I put together a few notables around the estuary on Friday, starting at Conder Pool where there was a decent count of 35 Tufted Duck, the 47 Wigeon present took off in sync flying to the estuary. Also 4 Little Grebe, and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull&nbsp…