Greater Sandplover Kazakhstan May 2017

03 November, 2010

Started the day on beach which was fairly slow with only 2 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull close inshore, 3w Gannet, 3 Great C Grebe, 2e Brent Geese and 1e Red B Merganser. Better luck inlnad with 1 Firecrest with Long T Tits at Atherington, 2 Brambling high in the trees down the street, and a flyover Redpoll. The best of the rest being 8 Goldcrest, 2 Great S Woodpecker, 1 Jay and 2 Grey Partridge.

A Merlin reported flying in off the sea at 0730 this morning was the 3rd record this autumn for this lucky observer.