Peregrines, Parakeets, a Purp & a Pom

With poor weather forecast I decided to stay local. With rain coming down first thing, things didn't look hopeful but after birding the stretch between N Cleethorpes & Tetney Marshes it turned out far better than I'd expected. All of the following birds were found within a 3 mile radius of my house & it reminded me how lucky I am to live by the coast. Birds seen were: Pom Skua (no doubt the bird seen in the area last Wednesday & a week previous to that - a rare winter record for the Humber estuary), juv Whooper Swan with 10 Mute Swans, Pale-bellied Brent with 100+ Dark-bellied, the wintering 1w Goosander still on the boating lake, Hen Harrier (male), 3 Peregrines, 2 Merlins, Lincolnshire's only wintering Purple Sandpiper, Ruff, 15 Black-tailed Godwits, adult Med Gull (unringed) & these...

Ring-necked Parakeets have adapted to survive our winters, though some still seem to be suffering from the cold...



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