Monday, 2 November 2015

Back to Wells

I have spent the last 5 days up in Wells with all the family as it was half term; this allowed me to get out on the odd morning in the local areas and it didn't turn out that bad for an hour or so's birding here and there. Highlights being:


Still lots of Goldcrests everywhere you look. My first Fieldfares of the autumn with a lot of birds arriving over night (Wednesday/Thursday) and taking their usual spots in and around the scrub south of The Dell, south of the main track. Knot out on the mud in the harbour entrance and a huge swirling mass of Golden Plover opposite the harbour masters office for all to see in town.


An early start arriving just as it got light, i headed down the main track towards Burnham managing to find a Firecrest amongst the throng of Goldcrests. I was secretly hoping to find a Yellow Brow or Pallas's Warbler that had held on may be from a couple of weeks ago.....wasn't to be. However some great views of Barn Owl in the field just behind the lake before Washington Hide. Onto the Jordon Tower hide where the Great White Egret gave itself up pretty quickly.


Plenty of Stone Chat, Marsh Harrier x3, Ruff, Dunlin, Black Tailed Godwit all from the central hides. Down on the beech i managed to catch up with the Black Brant that was holding up with the other Brent Geese.

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