It is winter. Temperatures have been down to minus 10, but during the day it is a bit warmer.
Yesterday I went to Mogan. It has been a while since I was out, so it was good to get out. The temperatures were below zero, but still there were good numbers of birds around.
Most remarkably the larks are congregation. Thousands are in the fields south of Mogan. And they do provide some excitement as a Black or White-winged could turn up. But it didn’t happen yesterday. By far the most were Skylarks mixed with some Calandra, very few Greater Short-toed and some Crested Larks.
It is a little weird to see Great White Egrets and Green Sandpipers under these conditions, but I’ll guess they’ll move on soon. A single Little Owl was also a welcome surprise.