Monday, 8 April 2013

Yellow Wagtail & Spoonbill

Lade - 0700hrs - cold, cloudy, e 3 - The nagging easterly returned this morning and steadily increased in intensity through the afternoon. Hardly anything of note at the local patch apart from a singing Chiffchaff and a couple of Med Gulls over.
RSPB - 1400hrs - A run out with MH this afternoon delivered a Marsh year tick (150) with brief views of a male Yellow Wagtail from the causeway road where also a White Wagtail amongst a small flock of Pieds and Mipits. On the water the expected dabbling ducks and a single Blackwit, while on the far shore 2 drake Smews and 5 redheads. Down at Dengemarsh we had flight views of the Spoonbill on the hayfield. It then flew over to ARC where it was briefly viewable from Screen hide before being flushed by a Peregrine. Marsh Harriers and Bittern also noted at Dengemarsh.

                                Spoonbill, ARC

NB: News from the seawatchers told of a steady movement of divers, Brents and seaduck again, but nothing like the numbers of yesterday.

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