Friday, October 14, 2011

Linc's Coast......

Mesembrina meridiana,Seaview,Saltfleetby and Theddlethorpe Dunes NNR.
An all day effort down the Lincolnshire coast with Graham and Neil today,concentrating our efforts between Saltfleet Haven and Churchill Road resulted in few common migrants being seen in any numbers,but this was made up by us finding a cracking juv. Rough-legged Buzzard which flew in off the sea at Seaview farm with an elusive,but vocal Yellow-browed Warbler nearby.The Buteo flew in at tree top height giving superb views,before being lost over Saltfleet village,with a group of Corvids in hot pursuit,a superb bird.The Yellow-browed was less confiding,being seen in a nearby inaccesible garden,calling on and off.Other birds recorded during the day included a confiding Pied Flycatcher on the way down to Churchill road,2 Short-eared Owl,2 Merlin,Peregrine,2 Woodcock and 31 Pink-footed Geese,with small numbers of Brambling,Siskin,Redwing and my first Fieldfare of the autumn.A decent day in some great weather.

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