Bird Notes

Brownsea Island Pool – “Amazing in winter”

“Gannett colony off Channel Islands”

Black Redstart “Guaranteed” in caves at Durslton Country Park

Alan Biggest Twitch:
Traeth Lafan (Lavan Sands) “best place in Wales for waders in winter
Whoooper Swans near Porthmadog
Snow Bunting Rhyll

WWT Slimbridge – Bird numbers at peak in Feb

July
Farne Islands for seabirds (puffins)
Waders on the move
Nightjar
Honey Buzzard

Quail:
Central, S, E England, E Scotland
Lower agricultural land
Hard to see. Listen early mornings, evenings, then wait to see.
Herts – Deadmans hill
Oxfordshire: Otmoor RSPB
Hants: Martin Down
Dorset: Tarrant Rushton
Gloucs: Marshfield
Little Bitterns breeding at Ham Wall RSPB Somerset (2013)

Puffin off Dancing Ledge. Look for the concrete cube on cliff top – they’re nesting under it