02 January 2006

Second Day, First Dip

Bulmore Lakes
A report of a White-fronted Goose tempted me to Bulmore, unfortunately only a fraction of yesterday's Canada Goose flock was present minus the Whitefront. Did get a few new species for 2006 though including: Green Sandpiper, Goosander, Pochard, Stonechat and Siskin.

Newport Wetlands Reserve
Again the plan didn't quite come together. I'd hoped for Short-eared Owl and/or harriers but had to make do with the likes of Raven, Green Woodpecker, Black-tailed Godwit, Turnstone, Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, Peregrine, Goldeneye and Lesser Redpoll.

Oh well, by the end of day two I'm on 83 species but it's mostly dross.

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