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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year, New List Jan 1st 2013

I spent a lovely day at Holme, with a good selection of birds & good total of 85 species!

I started the day at 730am at Holme marsh, the undoubted pick of birds from here were 7 White-fronted Geese, a fairly scarce visitor to Holme. They flew over west, only to turn around & head back East. Also here 2 Grey Partridge

Out on the grazing marsh 1500 Pink-Feet were present & an obliging Barn Owl was showing well.

On the sea several 100 Common Scoter, a male Eider, a pair of Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Kittiwake, Razorbill, Guillemot & 12 Fulmar west were all welcome additions.

Other birds of note 3+ Buzzard,  5+ Marsh harrier, 6+ Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker & a nice selection of the usual shorebirds on the beach

The day ended with another Barn owl, a Tawny Owl but an unsuccessful search for Bittern.

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