Wednesday, 18 October 2017

St. Catherine's Point - 18th October

Having completed an ecology survey at HMP Albany a little earlier than expected I headed down to St. Catherine's Point for some birding. I walked through Wood Warbler Valley, to the woods at Rocken End, down through Hanging Valley and back through the West Fields. It was fairly slow going but I recorded five Firecrest, 25 Goldcrest, 30 Chiffchaff, five Siskin and my first Brambling of the year. There sure is a lot of cover at St. Catherine's and its not surprising that few birds are found here.

On the return ferry journey there was a flock of 32 Eider 14 of which were adult male birds in the mouth of the Lymington River and 62 Brent Goose.

Wood Warbler Valley, St. Catherine's Point

Woods at Rocken End, St. Catherine's Point

Watershoot Bay and Rocken End, St. Catherine's Point

The East Fields and St. Catherine's Light House, St. Catherine's Point