Swans Return.

01/11/2019 0 By wildfeed
On Wednesday I counted 245 Whooper Swan, back in a field opposite the entrance to Clarkson’s Farm….A wonderful sight, and good for the soul. 
On a brief visit to Cockersand, on what was left of Plover Scar under a 10m+tide, just 6 Turnstone seen. In the field south side of Abbey Farm, 550 Golden Plover and 60 Curlew, a Kestrel hovered overhead, with another seen later over Jeremy Lane. A Small Tortoiseshell was probably my last butterfly of the year.

Greenshank. Richard O’Meara. Clik the pik
On Conder Pool, 3 Greenshank, 14 Redshank, a Snipe, 3 Goosander, and 5 Tufted Duck female, 6 Little Grebe included two in the creeks. A Kingfisher seen on Conder Pool, it/another was seen later in the creeks.

Thanks to Richard for the trio of images he sent me recently, including the Greenshank.