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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Kingfisher at Blackpill

© J. Garside

A Kingfisher was at Blackpill this afternoon. Also there 6 Dark-bellied Brent Geese briefly at 14:30 before flying off west and 2 Little Egrets, later flying off east.

News from James Garside

The Kingfisher appears to be a very nice sighting with only a couple site records on the database. 


Jeremy said...

I also saw the Brent Geese that day: they flew over me as I was walking towards Blackpill from West Cross. Kingfishers are seen quite frequently there at the mouth of the River Clyne, and on one occasion I even saw one perched on the beach, alongside the small stream that flows onto the beach slightly West of the River Clyne. They used to be common further up the river, in Clyne Woods, but I haven't seen so many during the last year or two (I often walk up the river through Clyne Woods).

Mark Hipkin said...

Hi Jeremy, many thanks for your thoughts on the Kingfisher presence in that area. An area that I know you walk regularly and your comments make me feel much better informed. Certainly justifies the post!
Always keen to hear about your sightings, particularly Brents, Grebes and anything else. There'll be a Desert Wheatear down there one day! Cheers.