Highlights December 2021

On the 4th a Red Kite drifted over Bergerie Farm. Virtually all of my Red Kite sightings have been in the spring and so this was a little unusual. At the same time my first ever wintering Black-necked Grebe was spending the 4th and 5th off Mary Monts and a Gannet was also in theContinue reading “Highlights December 2021”

Thursday 30th December 2021

I met up with Dimitri at 8am, we started with some sea watching from Mary Monts. Two Ravens cronked overhead as we set up and there were four or more Great Crested Grebes strung out along Warren Shore. A Razorbill was close in, now a regular sight this winter. The highlight was four dapper SlavonianContinue reading “Thursday 30th December 2021”

Sunday 26th December 2021

A small number of Brent Geese were fairly close in shore on a flat calm sea out from Mary Monts. With swimming Brents it’s harder to be certain but I think this is a well-marked Dark-bellied Brent Goose as opposed to a Pale-bellied Brent. A large group of 40 Cormorants flew over Mary Monts PoolsContinue reading “Sunday 26th December 2021”

Wednesday 22nd December 2021

Amazing to see a White-tailed Eagle in the tree next to the Crop Strip field as I drove along Warren Lane, definitely the closest I’ve been. It flew away almost as I was underneath mobbed by several Jackdaws. I later saw three White-tailed Eagles roosting in the trees at the back of Long Pits. LotsContinue reading “Wednesday 22nd December 2021”