WAY­MARK­ERS

Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

1Scan the sheep pas­ture for grounded waders such as Lap­wing and Whim­brel and feed­ing ar­eas for wag­tails, pip­its, finches and buntings. Gorse scrub at­tracts Lin­net, Stonechat, Whin­chat, Whitethroat and Sedge War­bler. Kestrel, Marsh Har­rier and Buz­zard are reg­u­larly noted hunt­ing the fields.

2Stop and scan from the gate en­trance for chats, Wheatear, war­blers and fly­catch­ers. A good spot for Wry­neck or Red-backed Shrike and watch­ing vis­i­ble mi­gra­tion.

3At high tide shore­birds roost on the shin­gle beach, while gulls are com­mon­place. Check the se­cu­rity build­ing for Black Red­start and Wheatear.

The clear­ings by the look­out tower of­ten at­tract Green Wood­pecker and Mis­tle Thrush with Lit­tle Owl on the barbed wire en­tan­gle­ments.

45The grid py­lons pro­vide ideal perches for Raven, Hobby and Pere­grine. Check fences for chats and wag­tails and fields for Wheatear, Stock Dove, par­tridges and Corn Bunting.

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