White-Headed Lapwing Cameroon Apr 2018

08 January, 2018

Cold grey cloudy day at West Beach with large numbers of Gulls along the beach, alas no large white wingers.

Mediterranean Gull - c.40
Sanderling - 23
Grey Plover - 3
Oystercatcher - 4
Red-throated Diver - 1e
Gannet - 1w
Wigeon - 12 os 7w
Teal - 5 os 7w
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Bullfinch - 4
Goldcrest - 1
Pied Wagtail - 10
Meadow Pipit - 2
Buzzard - 2
Water Rail - 1 heard back of golf course

Records for Sat 6th

A few birds of note this morning, particularly a pair of Goosander  east, quite close, and 5 Pintail west. Also very good numbers of Med Gull, at least 60, but probably many more, almost all adult. Otherwise quiet on the sea, with 8 Red-breasted Merganser, and 4 Diver sp west. (RG)