Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Late November 2011

November 30th: New birds included a Red-necked Grebe, 47 White-fronted Geese, 4 Crossbills, a Snow Bunting, a Woodcock and a Black Redstart. A Whooper Swan flew south, and a Great Northern Diver north, while the Spoonbill lingered.

November 29th: Southward movement included 6 Whooper Swans, 5 Pink-footed Geese and a Great Northern Diver. 2 Velvet Scoters were on the sea.

November 28th: Heading south were 152 Whooper Swans, 2 Great Skuas, 360 Woodpigeons and 2 Snow Buntings. Around were a Hen Harrier, a Woodcock, a Black Redstart, a Spoonbill, a Barnacle Goose and 16 White-fronted Geese.

November 27th: Wildfowl included 5 Bewick's Swans south, 2 Whooper Swans, 224 Pink-footed Geese, a Goosander south and a Barnacle Goose. 2 Hen Harriers, 623 Lapwings, a Great Skua, 640 Woodpigeons south, a Black Redstart and a Spoonbill provided variety.

November 26th: New birds included 2 Whooper Swans, 971 Pink-footed Geese, 2 White-fronted Geese, 3 Hen Harriers and a Lapland Bunting south.

November 25th: 839 Lapwings and 1450 Woodpigeons south were prominent. Wildfowl were represented by 1003 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 2 Bean Geese south and a Barnacle Goose. The best of the rest were 2 Woodcocks, 30 Snow Buntings south, a Lapland Bunting and the Spoonbill.

November 24th: 800 Pink-footed Geese and 23 White-fronted Geese were the only notables.

November 23rd: Movements included 7 Whooper Swans, a Little Gull, 1030 Woodpigeons, 76 Skylarks, a Crossbill and a Lapland Bunting south, and 30 Pink-footed Geese southeast. Other good birds were 10 Great Crested Grebes, 26 Gannets, 30 Snow Buntings and a Corn Bunting.

November 22nd: 12 Barnacle Geese flew south. 2 Woodcocks, 9 Snow Buntings, 36 Corn Buntings, a Pomarine Skua and the Spoonbill provided variety.

November 21st: A Long-eared Owl, a Black Redstart, 18 Snow Buntings, a White-fronted Goose, a Spoonbill and 5 Woodcock were of note. 1350 Pink-footed Geese and 1970 Woodpigeons were prominent.

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