Monday 27 January 2020

Goring Gap and Brooklands Park

A short visit to Goring Gap around midday, where I teamed up with Nick Bond, was otherwise uneventful, though seven Mediterranean Gulls and roughly 450 Common Gulls were counted, along with an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull and a Stonechat. Three Dunlin decided better of settling in the roost field.

I couldn't resist twitching the drake Pintail at Brooklands Park in the late afternoon, where the drake Pochard was also still showing, along with five Teal, a Grey Heron and a Little Grebe. Two Goldcrests and 19 Long-tailed Tits gathered to roost by the Southern Water road as dusk fell.

drake Pintail at Brooklands Park