January 3rd   Leave a comment

A walk around Wormiston turned up a few good birds this morning. There was at least one lapland bunting in the same stubble field that has had them in it since September. They are now only flushing at eight meters, and the skylarks as well. I probably walked right past several. But if you have faith and stump over the stubble fields northeast of the yellow holiday house just past Wormiston Farm sooner or later you will put up a lapland bunting.

Down at the shore I saw a merlin and then later a pair of peregrines hunting. There are skylark and wader kills all over suggesting that both species are there more or less all the time. I am certainly seeing them down there every visit. The little grebe was still in the bay at the north end of the golf course.

The black redstart is still in residence. John got down there today and got a really nice picture of it. It is well worth the short walk down the beach to see it.

The black redstart at Roome Bay for the last 3 days

Posted January 3, 2011 by wildcrail in Sightings

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