FAT SAM HAS TO GO!!! - I can't believe he blamed the players for his bad tactics, spineless tosser!
Ok, that's it, rant over...back to birding...Two bullies at Druridge today, a pair, perched on dock just near the entrance to the hides when I arrived, needless to say they had flown by the time I had got my camera and scope set up, but I did manage a crap 'through the twigs' shot later. Bullies are rarities at Dru, so was v.happy to see them - second patch year-tick of the xmas break - Cool.
It was a lot milder so the teal and wigeon have migrated to the now unfrozen wet meadows, not much on the main pool, 140 pinkfoot flew south and 40 greylag north, oh and sprawk went through pushing some siskin out of the wood, I saw another further south at Bell's farm carrying what looked like a stonechat on the way to Dru.
Bully through the twigs
Offshore 4 red-throats were loiterin and one flew north and the great-crested grebe's were still about.
And...the Druridge Grazing Force has been increased, one of the beast has had a calf, maybe this could be NWT plans to restore the grazing to an appropriate level, it may take a few years!! Photo's of the new arrival will follow when they get a bit closer.