Wednesday 4 January 2012


Lade - 1000hrs - cold, grey, sw3 - Watched a large (presumed female) Peregrine over the airport diving amongst a Lapwing flock in an attempt to separate one out. This went on for about 5 minutes before the raptor gave up and drifted over towards the bird reserve. Three Goldeneyes on south pit and Cetti`s Warbler calling from the willows.
ARC 1200hrs - From Hanson 12 Goldeneyes, 2 Water Rails, singles of Smew, Long-tailed Duck and Shelduck, plus legions of Wigeons, Teals and Lapwings. Goldcrest and Long-tailed Tits in the car park. On New Diggings, 6 Little and one Great White Egret, 5 ***** Ducks and an odd looking pale Mallard.

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