Saturday 21 January 2017

Grebes galore

Lade - cold, dry and sunny, e 2 - Another cracking winters day with blue skies and sunshine throughout, although the temperature only peaked at 4C, so for the most part it remained nippy. A Slavonian Grebe was back on south lake and there was a good show of Goldeneyes across both waters with at least eight spanking drakes. Two Goosanders put in a brief early afternoon appearance and a female Marsh Harrier was delivering the coup de gras on an unfortunate Coot by the main reed bed.

                                Goldeneye and Slavonian Grebe, Lade

  En-route to Rye this morning from the causeway road, between ARC and New Diggings, another Slavonian Grebe and several more Goosanders were noted, while the Red-necked Grebe had returned to the small, partially frozen, lake west of Camber. On the way back a small collection of Tundra Bean and Pink-footed Geese were viewable from the double bends and a Black-necked Grebe made it another five species day.

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