In spite of the blustery wet weather, everyone enjoyed the club birdwalk this morning, good to see friends old and new. Between us we found 41 species, and I think we all saw most of them- a bit tricky in the wind and drizzle. Highlights were 8 Turnstone at Sker, 4 Common Scoter wave hopping, visible with binoculars, 10+ Curlew over on the golf course- seen by folk with scopes, since they were quite far away, Tufted Duck and Great -Crested Grebe on the pool, 7 Lapwing over, and glimpses of an Otter at the far side of the pool. Some folk explored the back of the barn at Sker House, but couldn’t find the Little Owl today.
Black-headed Gull, Blackbird , Blue Tit, Carrion Crow ,
Cetti’s Warbler -heard, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff – heard, Common Gull,
Common Scoter , Coot, Curlew, Feral Pigeon , Fieldfare , Goldcrest ,
Goldfinch, Great Black-backed Gull , Great Crested Grebe ,Great Tit ,
Grey Heron , Herring Gull , Kestrel , Lapwing , Long-tailed Tit , Magpie,
Mallard, Meadow Pipit, Mute Swan , Oystercatcher , Pied Wagtail,
Raven, Robin, Rook , Shag , Skylark, Starling, Stonechat , Tufted Duck ,
Turnstone , Water Rail- heard, Woodpigeon , Wren .
Thanks to Dave Carrington for leading, and everyone for their cheerful company.