Sunday, October 31, 2010
Worlaby/Bonby Carrs 30.10.10.
An all day effort today around the local patch revealed some good sightings over the 10+ hours i was on site.The most notable sightings went to the Owl's which decided to appear in daylight for a change,with us enjoying excellent views of both Barn and Short-eared Owls.A total of 4 Barn and 9 Short-eared were on show today,with the S.E.0. total being the most for many years.Other nice sightings to add to the notebook included 2 Peregrine,Merlin,2 Marsh Harrier,2 juv. Hen Harrier,female Stonechat,Brambling and a good total of 28 Cormorant watched flying south in one flock,the most i have recorded down here in one flock!.Unfortunately for the assembled photographer's,the Juv male Hen Harrier didn't show closely this afternoon no doubt due to them all standing relatively closely to where it hunts,perhaps a little field craft was needed as it showed brilliantly in the morning if you kept your distance!.Other sightings included 1 Grey Wagtail,103 Fieldfare,9 Common Buzzard,14 Siskin(South) and 320 Teal in Bonby Carrs which were flushed onto the river after being chased by a juv. Peregrine.Non bird sightings included 11 Common Darter still hanging on in the mild weather and 4 nice Roe Deer.An enjoyable day around the patch,but we need a change in the weather now to bring some new birds in.