Saturday, 27 November 2004

27th November 2004 Redcar, Cleveland. Cold but dry

Red-throated Diver 1
Pink-footed Goose c.300
Eider c.10
Scoter c.200 including only a single adult drake
Velvet Scoter 8 including a single adult drake that had been reported as a White-winged Scoter the previous day.
Long-tailed Duck 1
Smew 1 redhead Scaling Dam Reservoir
Red Grouse c.15 on moorland near Scaling Dam Reservoir. Very dark chestnut with neat short white moustachial stripes. Small white wing patch on primary coverts. Calling koch, koch, kockockockoc.

Grey Partridge c.30

Pheasant c.10
Coot c.25
Golden Plover c.500
Lapwing 2
Sanderling c.5
Brambling c.30