Greater Sandplover Kazakhstan May 2017

16 February, 2017

A mild damp cloudy morning around the Farm, producing a couple of new birds for the year and plenty of species in song.

Cetti's Warbler - 2 hrd
Chiffchaff - 4
Goldcrest - 3
Coal Tit - 1
Bullfinch - 8
Yellowhammer - 4
Reed Bunting - 2
Redwing - 15
Meadow Pipit - 2
Skylark - 7
Grey Wagtail - 1
Green Woodpecker - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Jay - 1
Stock Dove - 1
Buzzard - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Shoveler - 1
Teal - 3
Water Rail - 2
Grey Heron - 1
Cormorant - 2

Bullfinch

Buzzard

Grey Wagtail

A quick afternoon visit to Climping produced 25 Great-crested Grebe on the sea and c.130 Sanderling west in two flocks.  Opposite the entrance to Bailiffscourt amongst the Tit flock there was a couple of Coal Tit and a Firecrest along with many Goldcrest.

Coal Tit

Firecrest