Monday 14 March 2011

Birdwatching Break

ARC - 1330hrs - Three guests down for a weeks birding. Started off at the south end of ARC with a pair of Shelducks, Curlew and a Slav Grebe. From Hanson at least 7 Smew, 10 Goldeneye, one Ruddy Duck and all the usual common wildfowl. Several Marsh Harriers over Tower pits.
The feeders at the visitor centre car park delivered good views of Reed Buntings, tits, Chaffinch and a stunning male Brambling. Little Egret, Kestrel and Grey Heron by Boulderwall. Watched a large adult female Marsh Harrier take a rabbit.
Galloways - 1515hrs A singing male Stonechat near the entrance to Galloways Road and a couple of Kestrels.
Denge Marsh - 1600hrs A scattering of Dunlin, Lapwing, Redshank, Teal and Wigeon on the flood. Cracking views of a pair of Little Owls by the chicken sheds.

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