Sunday 26 December 2021

Pre Christmas Birding.

 A good 3 days birding on the run up to Christmas with firstly, a walk into Friston Forest with Clare resulting in a nice flock of Brambling at the Lullington Heath end, with probably around 20-30 birds. The following day my first self found Snow Bunting near Bo Peep just before dark.

The following day, Christmas Eve, David came over to see if we could re-locate the Bunting, but alas, we failed to find it again. To make it worthwhile him coming over we headed to the local Fulmars to see if we could get some flight shots. We hit lucky when I spotted a Fulmar perched on the cliff edge in a position where we could photograph it whilst still keeping well away from the edge!! Some nice flight shots were also achieved. We also spotted a 1st winter drake Eider in the bay which was nice to see.

Later the same day Matt and I went Short-eared Owl watching. Despite the rain now falling we had a few sightings of these fabulous birds, before he headed north for his Christmas.


Short-eared Owl.

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