A lethargic, lonely looking Larky....
Keen to see if the hard weather movement was continuing I took Bunty up to the coast path, walked south to the Bathing House and back via Howick Lane. We were out from 8.40 - 9.35am...
First up, while I was feeding the garden birds, a Waxwing, alone for a change, was up in a tall tree in the copse calling like mad, seemingly looking for its colleagues. It soon departed to the south.
Viz miggers up near the coast path were -
Woodpigeon 223 S and 21 N I am always unsure whether these are locals looking for new feeding spots or are they really moving off to milder climes? Those moving south were quite high and steady in their flight so I feel they weren't just going down the road...
Curlew 9 S
Skylark 4 S thats all with about a dozen in the fields. A sharp drop off from yesterday.
Brambling 4 S
Pinkfooted Geese 57 S
Tree Sparrow 1 S high along the shore.
Goldfinch 25 S in single figure parties.
Siskin 2 S
Greenfinch 1 S
Other than those appearing to migrate were -
Peregrine 1 adult male S later seen going N at 4pm presumably back to roost.
Woodcock 11 including 4 in one gorse bush.
Snipe 1 or 2 in the back field.
A Grey Seal was 'bottling' close in while 3 Roe Deer were in the open looking for food. See accidental shot of one below. You can clearly see its a buck...