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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Canons Farm and Buckland Sand Pits, 5th February 2017

A rushed walk around the farm first thing produced two high-flying Cormorants and a heard-only Canada Goose. I then stopped for a cup of tea at Ian Magness’s house in Kingswood before we headed to Buckland Sand Pits, where Ian is a key-holder, for a special opportunity for a walk around this private site. There was nothing astounding, and numbers of birds were generally quite low, but a flock of 10 Siskins feeding in the alders was fantastic to see, as were 34 Wigeon, a good total locally.

Wigeon at Buckland