Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Christmas at St Mary's

Quick bit of fresh air this festive morning and an excuse for a morning twitch at St Mary's.
First time birding with one of my younger brothers, and what a laugh we had.
Plenty of Redshank, Oystercatcher, turnstone, and Dunlin. Nice to see a few Sanderling on the shoreline and 5 Ringed Plover on the rocks. 
A small flock of Eider were gathered on the water by the causeway, the top of the causeway was being guarded by a Lone Ranger, a Curlew.
Not much happening out on the water besides a lone Greater Black Backed Gull drifting on the surface and solitary fishing Cormorant.
Decent numbers of Herring Gull and Black Headed Gull flying around the area. 
A quick stop at the pond showed nothing but a Coot and and 6 Teal.
All in all a decent 45 mins