Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Goring Gap and Buckland Sand Pits

Goring Gap first thing was extremely quiet. The male Reed Bunting burst into song, two Jackdaws flew east and, the species still thin on the ground on site, a Song Thrush gets a mention. Two adult Mediterranean Gulls and two Common Gulls were present and the sea held the usual Red-breasted Mergansers and Great Crested Grebes, while the usual waders were on the beach.

A tour around Buckland Sand Pits with Ian Magness featured two Lapwings, a Snipe, two Teal, a Grey Heron, a Sparrowhawk, a Raven, six Buzzards, a Red Kite, five Great Crested Grebes, nine Little Grebes, singles of Treecreeper, Siskin and Nuthatch, as well as two Grey Wagtails, three Pied Wagtails, an adult male Kestrel, two of both Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Common Gull.