Sunday, 8 January 2012


New Diggings - 1100hrs - mild, overcast, light airs - A decent number of ducks here including Smew and Goldeneyes, plus single Great White and 5 Little Egrets around the margins.
ARC - From the causeway road a flock of 8 Goldeneyes displaying, 4 Pintails and another Smew. A massive mixed flock of Golden Plovers (1,200) and Lapwings flushed from the islands by a Peregrine held several Dunlins and 2 Ruffs. A Kingfisher showed well from the Screen hide, one of their favourite spots of late and a Marsh Harrier drifted over.
                                           Kingfisher, ARC

Burrowes - The wintering Long-tailed Duck was viewable from Dennis`s hide and all the usual wildfowl were present. Tree Sparrows and Reed Buntings noted on the car park feeders. 

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