Saturday, 2 January 2016

Slow start

Spent some time out on Prestwick Carr yesterday to get the list going but apart from some notable highlights a very average showing. A family group of four Whoopers was a nice first day tick as was an overflying Cormorant.
Three Short eared Owls hunted most of the morning although it took a good hour to confirm the regular sightings of two were in fact three birds although this task was made less arduous by watching a pair of overwintering Stonechat feeding near the road.
The warmer weather seems to have brought many birds into early breeding plumage this Kestrel looking particularly smart. In the end it was a measly 46 species which with four more today brings the fifty up. Just 363 days to go.

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