Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Off the Marsh

Faggs Wood - 1100hrs - mild, sunny, windy, w 5 - Had a run off the Marsh this morning to take a few site piccies in the company of MH and CP. From the car park in the woods the fence posts and rails, which previously attracted woodland birds to food, had disappeared so there was little of note apart from a tit flock which held a few Long-tailed Tits and Goldcrests amongst the commoner tits and Chaffinches. A circuit of the wood yielded very little due to the strong wind.
Moor Lane - Checked out the ditches and game cover for farmland birds along the lane but once again the weather conditions were against us. However, two each of Marsh Harrier and Kestrel were noted plus a few Skylarks, Linnets and Stock Doves.

                                Moor Lane

Lade - Back home this afternoon and at least ten Sandwich Terns over the cottage coming off the bay at high tide. On the lakes the usual wildfowl plus 2 House Martins over the ponds.
ps: The Glossy Ibis was reported again on the bird reserve along with several Great White Egrets, Black-necked Grebes and the same waders as yesterday.

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