MONDAY 15 NOVEMBER
The coldest night of the autumn thus far with several degrees of frost, Consequently, a calm clear start to the day, but in many areas, dense fog formed.
Initially, Allan Stewart, JT and I had planned to drive overnight for the South Devon Long-billed Dowitcher but when Dave Bilcock discovered a Dark-bellied Brent Goose in the Wilstone roost Sunday night, the plan was quickly reshuffled...
As it was, the DBBG had departed, as well as the dowitcher..........
SPRINGFIELD FARM QUARRY, BEACONSFIELD (SOUTH BUCKS)
(Permit access only)
Over 1,000 gulls present on the landfill including 2 YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS, 68+ Great Black-backed Gulls, 250+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 500+ Herring Gulls (mostly Argentatus and a large proportion of juvenile birds) and 350 Black-headed Gulls.
Also 35 Red Kites, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 14 Lapwings, 2 EGYPTIAN GEESE, 2 Grey Herons, Green Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 15 Fieldfare, 28 Common Starlings, Wren, 5 Skylark and 1 Reed Bunting.