Darts Farm + BGM Viewing Platform + Goosemoor

Viewed 1045-1500Hrs

Started at Darts Farm but still no sign of the Pendulines again with usual subjects as per Mark's earlier post.

BGM Viewing Platform showing c125 Avocets + 17 Grey Plover good numbers of other waders and the Water Rail was showing again in left field just inside the entrance gates with another further along the hedgerow. Large group of Brent Geese flying over towards the estuary

Whilst at the platform someone mentioned that 2 Penduline Tits (without mask) were seen earlier in the reeds at Goosemoor halfway along the cycle path at about 1300hrs. Having walked back that way with others none were seen.

From Goosemoor 2 Spotted Redshank + 3 Greenshank + c20 Redshank + c30 Dunlin + 8 Snipe with one showing really close-by just in front the first viewing  opening.

Link below to video for Spotted Redshank:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5xprqdqgQ0&feature=youtu.be

Black Brant at Darts Farm
Black Brant at Darts Farm

Egyptian Geese at Darts Farm
Egyptian Geese at Darts Farm

Water Rail at BGM Viewing Platform
Water Rail at BGM Viewing Platform

Posted December 31st, 2014 at 7:07 pm by David Boult in Bird News