Saturday 19 March 2011

White Wagtail

Dengemarsh - 0930hrs - cold, dry, sunny, ne3 - A dry, bright day after several days of gloom was most welcome. Checked the flood which held 30 Dunlins, 20 Lapwings, 5 Redshanks and a Grey Plover. Elsewhere, several thermalling Marsh Harriers, Kestrel and singing Cetti`s Warblers. Bumped into the Joker at Springfield Bridge where we enjoyed a flock of close alba wagtails, including a single White Wag. Reed Buntings still all over the place.
                                          White Wagtail, Springfield Bridge

ARC - 1115hrs  - The sunshine had certainly brought out the fair weather birders as the place was rammed. Nattered to the Ashford 3 and Robin Reliant in the car park. A large flock of Starlings was the main interest here. On the pit, Slav and Black-necked Grebe, Smew, plus 6 Dunlin at the south end. Over the road on New Diggings a `white nun` amongst 3 `redhead` Smew.

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