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24th and 30th March Soddy gap

Posted by meg33 on March 30, 2011 at 10:36 AM

30th March Soddy gap

An awful wet day made today very difficult, optics continually wet making searching and photography very hard. A lot of effort for little reward... AGAIN!

Chiffchaff were my first of the year on site, same date as last year, a single Sandmartin was also first this year but a couple of days late...10 Goosander was normal, 18 Tufties,

6 Teal, Redpoll singing, A few gulls including Black headed and Lesser Black back...

I then moved onto Whitehaven Harbour just to check if the Adult Yellow Legged gull was still present, unfortunately it wasn't, there were very few gulls in fact.

Then onto St Bees for 5 Wheatear,

1 Goldcrest was promising, but how wrong could i have been.

Onto the sea and cliffs, 3 Puffin were excellent value and thousands of Guillemots and Razorbills, including Bridled Guillemot.

2 Black Guillemot, Herring Gulls, Jackdaws and Fulmars

Never had a Raven!!!!

Wet through i headed home, at least i get time to update me Blog!

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24th March Soddy Gap

1 Pinkfoot with Greylags and Canadas.

 

 Teal, Goldeneye, Tufted duck, Wigeon and Goosander

2 Buzzard and 30+ Snipe.

Good to see still so many frogs after the hard winter.

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