Saturday, 28 November 2015

28th November 2015

Went down to Rooksbury Mills near Andover early this morning and instantly picked up the 2 female Ring-Necked Ducks on Mill Lake with Tufted Ducks.

Ring-Necked Ducks

Also had a Red Kite over the road when driving back along the A303.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

21st November 2015

Went to Blashford Lakes today to look for the ring-billed gull and ferruginous duck but had no luck on either (Double dipping at Blashford seems to be becoming an annual occurance for me!). All I had was a female Scaup, an immature Yellow-Legged Gull, lots of Goosanders, a Goldeneye, an Egyptian Goose and a Grey Wagtail.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

14th November 2015

Wanted to head to Severn Beach to look for seabirds on Sunday morning, but wasn't able to so had to head down late morning today. Predictably, didn't see anything of interest at sea, but did walk along the Pilning Wetland and had close views of the Glossy Ibis, as well as getting soaked through by the rain!

Glossy Ibis

Saturday, 7 November 2015

7th November 2015

Was in Weymouth today so had a look at some local sites. Scanned Radipole Lake and found a juv/1w Yellow-Legged Gull. Also had many Mediterranean Gulls and Little Grebes, a Kingfisher and the escaped hooded merganser was also present.

Little Grebe

Hooded Merganser - The bird is ridiculously unwary of humans.

Ferrybridge and Portland Castle produced relatively little other than some Red-Breasted Mergansers, Shags, more Med Gulls and 2 Redwing.