Birding at the taxpayer's expense. Head down, bin
New thread for all things ornithological for Tice's Meadow (SU870489) and neighbouring Tongham GP.
Dunlin, in non-breeding plumage, was the highlight of an afternoon visit to Tice's in the rain. Wildfowl and Gull numbers were low and, apart from a lone Chiffchaff in the reed beds, there were no other migrant passerines. Numbers are shown below (in order of appearance):
Skylark (2), Cormorant (7), Coot (12), Gadwall (5), Shoveler (3), BH Gull (11), LBB Gull (3), Lapwing (3), Tufted Duck (21), Wigeon - drakes (2), Grey Heron (1), Green Sandpiper (1), Chiffchaff (1), Dunlin (1) M Pipit (1).
35 species in total.
Good early morning session at Tices today, stunning Adult Med Gull on workings with BH Gulls until approx 08:15. Also 1 w/p Dunlin still, 2 Green Sands, & 2 Barnacle Geese. Other species seen - Lapwing (4), Skylark (2), Meadow Pipit (9), Reed Bunting (2), Shoveler (19), Gadwall (6), Teal (11), Stock Dove (2), Snipe (1), & Chiffchaff (4).