December 6th   Leave a comment

I went down to Roome Bay at lunchtime in between the rain showers.  There were a pair of wigeon down at the mouth of the Brandyburn so they are back for the winter. There are also more goldeneyes in Roome Bay with at least four handsome males now.

Male goldeneye - several now in Roome Bay

Male goldeneye – several now in Roome Bay

The cold weather has brought in a few redwings. I heard several around Beech Walk Park. They give a very distinctive high pitched “tzeep” call. It’s a good one to get your ear in for because redwings migrate at night and call while doing so. It’s a very evocative winter sound on a cold starlit night.

Redwing

Redwing

Posted December 8, 2012 by wildcrail in Sightings

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