Today Richard Ellis, Paul Culyer and also I did a very early December winter season bird study throughout farmland at
Gupton/Castlemartin Corse. A bleak day (weather-wise) was illuminated by
great varieties of linnets flying to and also from the power line to feed in weedy
bird-food plant areas.
Approximated overalls have still to be built up, however there were most likely over of 7-800 linnets feeding.
throughout a number of areas. Smaller sized varieties of various other finches in the mix consisted of chaffinch (most likely 100 or two, goldfinch (possibly 30-50 or even more) and also greenfinch (a minimum of 32 in one location). There were few starlings around today. In the main block of areas that I was covering there disappeared than 100 at a lot of. Skylark and also field pipit numbers were additionally reduced, as were varieties of lapwing (just a few seen in my spot) and also no gold plovers in all.
|It was as well dismal for digital photography truly, however a combined group in one location had actually c. 270 linnets, plus a couple of goldfinches and also greenfinches|
Whooper swans are constantly great to see anywhere. 2 grownups flew eastwards.
up the valley today, where were they heading?
A group of 53 supply doves was fairly a great.
number for the location. They were disrupted from a slender spot by a red kite searching.
over the areas.
|Component of the supply dove group, disrupted by the kite.|
A far-off solitary marsh harrier (women kind) was seen briefly.
over the reedbed, a solitary kestrel was searching over the valley and also 3.
choughs were feeding in the valley base meadow.