09 January 2010

County and patch ticks!

The United States of Uskmouthia delivered in style today. Four Woodcocks were a nice patch-tick, if rather overdue and London busesque; however, they were totally bitch-slapped by a Bittern which leapt out of the ditch alongside the RaSPBerry cafe/shop and straight onto my Gwent list (the second most glaring hole on the county list plugged!). Overhead, a westward trickle of Lapwing, Fieldfare and Redwing were interspersed with a few Skylark, Blackbird and a couple of Redpoll. The only other 'notables' were nine Water Rail and just two Cetti's at Uskmouth and another Water Rail and a Kingfisher at Goldcliff.

Obligatory picture of disappearing Bittern...

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