17TH DEC 2012

Had a look at Stainby landfill site this aft.,where 9 red kites were showing magnificently.This is a great spot to watch these marvelous birds of prey in winter,where there can be up to 20+ at one time.

Lots of large gulls,constantly put up by bird scaring bangs.I couldn’t see anything out of the ordinary among them ,but I’m no gull expert.Good numbers always here so must give it more attention.A sprawk and buzzard were about.

David Morison reported 2 goosanders at Marston stw this morning,on the scrape-scarce here.