more patch ticks

Saturday promised much with migration in full swing and a reasonable easterly, but there were no shocks in store on a fairly short visit.  There were Meadow Pipits everywhere!  50+ easily, and across the whole site – at the moment I don’t know if this is a winter population or a seasonal high.  If it is the former, then there will be plenty of company in the quiet winter days, and I’ll have to brush up on my pipit ID I reckon.  There was a solitary Wheatear kicking about in the dunes and occasionally feeding in the seaweed at the hight water mark, but the real bonus was a half dozen Reed Buntings in the marram grass.

Other patch ticks included House Sparrow and Starling.

Plenty of Meds but the Gannets remain elusive.


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