Monday, 7 December 2009

Snow Joke

SW 3-5, 8 oktas, rain.

The beginning of a gloomy afternoon visit saw the four snow geese cutting across the estuary to feed on Heaton Marsh.

It's funny- when they're on the Aldcliffe side, these white-morph birds look and behave like wild vagrants. On the wrong side of the river.....they look all wrong!

I struggled to find much of interest in the parish proper.

An adult mediterranean gull flew N. over the marsh (P96 perhaps?).

14 tree sparrows and nine linnets were the pick of the stubble.

I heard green sandpiper in the vicinity of the flooded Wildfowler's Pools, but failed to see it/them.


1 comment:

Pete Woodruff said...

I think everyone is getting used to this 'gloomy' birding, its just that you never know whats lurking in the gloom.

It's really good to know who's posting on Birding Aldcliffe, thanks for 'seeing' to this Dan.