Saturday, January 03, 2009

Nearctic Ducks

This morning 6 Waxwings flew over the A77 at Hansel Village while I was picking up my brother from the airport. No sign of yesterday’s flock in James Johnston Place, Kilmarnock. Bumped into Graeme and Sam Taylor at Capringstone and they had seen 11 on the disused railway line at Bonnyton this morning. Capringstone had its Green-winged Teal, along with 74 Eurasians, 52 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler (ad male, 1st-w male, and female). A Jack Snipe was feeding out in the open around the edge of the patch of remaining unfrozen water. East Road in Irvine had at least two Waxwings, though were feeding out of sight in gardens behind the MOT test centre for most of the time. Got the Ring-necked Duck at Martnaham Loch along with 22 Goldeneye, 51 Tufted Duck, 12 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 500 Greylags overhead and 232 Canada Geese on the deck. Later at Bogside racecourse, two Short-eared Owls were hunting between 1630h and 1640h before it got too dark to see.

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

Waxwings, everwhere! All I want is 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!