Upottery Airfield, Smeatharpe

Contrary to reports, the airfield is still being used by Lapwing and Golden Plover. Today 85 Lapwings and 2 Golden Plover. A record count of 78 Black headed gulls (beating the previous maximum of 6 by some way!), 84 Redwings, 35 Fieldfares, single Stonechat and a smart male Bullfinch was notable.

Other recent records - 

24/12 - 154 Lapwings, 70 Fieldfare, 32 Meadow Pipits, Stonechat

25/12 - 120 Lapwings, Little owl

26/12 - 27 Lapwing

 

Posted December 27th, 2014 at 4:06 pm in Bird News