Sunday, 22 January 2017

Keep 'em coming - Egyptian Goose etc...

Another couple of gull roosts at the Mere on the 17th and 18th had resulted in just Yellow-legged Gulls although a count of 338 Wigeon was impressive for the site! A drive around a few locations on the 20th had 'inched' the January Shropshire challenge onto '90' with Red Grouse seen in flight on the Longmynd and several Red-legged Partridge in the Upton Magna - Walcott area...

I headed over Cranmere for the Egyptian Goose, not immediately on view but the six Tundra Bean Geese were still on show...







And then look what flew back in! It wasn't for long either as the Beans had a right go at it and off it went again....


This time I could see where is had disappeared to, over the road behind the farm!


The good news was the views were better!




But after a short while, it was clearly restless and flew back to the 'usual field'




I'd love to be showing you now a few images of the Chelmarsh Common Scoter! I took about a 100 images, downloaded them to the PC, deleted them off the card and then likewise off the PC (accidently) Bloody annoying and just glad Martyn got some nice images!

I need some rescue software and might be able to get them off the card? If anyone local has got this - let me know!! So the challenge now sits on 92 species....

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