Saturday, April 14, 2012
Part of the Golden Plover flock at Ringstone this evening
After a 'guestimate' at 380 Golden Plover (I always over estimate!!)a recount from various digi' photo's revealed c340. They were in the fields opposite the farm by the main road and looked fantastic in the evening sunshine. Quite a number of the males are almost in full summer plumage indicating 'Northern' forms.
Earlier today I managed to get up to Ringstone to see the 1st summer male Red-breasted Merganser. Steve later confirmed that it left the site >W at 9.30. A great find yesterday by Geoff and some fantastic photo's below from Dave F and Nick.
This site does turn up some good birds and there are rewards for regular watching.
Posted by David Sutcliffe at 10:19 pm