3 brows through to the Corse this previous week, Saturday for WEBS, consisting of to the upstream area listed below Castlemartin Church. Most significant shock was that the group of 50+ supply doves on the Gupton areas, reported by Bob on 5 December following our winter months farmland bird matter, is still existing, I saw them on Thursday and also the other day. They also set down briefly on the cables, yet are incredibly cautious. A lot of linnets still at Gupton around the farmyard, yet in a mobile blended group with chaffinch and also goldfinch making it difficult to inform the number of of each – approximately 1000 birds in the proportion 70:20:10. I searched for greenfinch and also brambling yet could not locate any kind of. The sparrowhawk( s) placed in routine looks.
Down on the Corse the typical marsh harrier was making short trips. Alan Merrett recommended there might be 2. Around 80 teal, 50 shoveler, 4 mallard and also a number of woman wigeon stood for a great duck matter, yet the substantial groups of lapwing and also gold plover in the upstream area had actually carried on as the water degrees have actually gone down. There were still about 200 lapwing amongst the lamb in the origin plant on the Kilpaison side. 2 greylags decreased in noisily near they conceal – they can well be a reproducing set, there’s been a set around all summertime for the last number of years yet I have not developed reproduction.