Friday 18 March 2022

Glossies and Garganeys

Dengemarsh - warm, dry and sunny, NE 3 - A superb mornings birding commenced at Cooks Pool on the Boulderwall fields where the regular pair of Glossy Ibis were joined by a third bird. Also on the fields a Great White Egret, several Curlews and the usual range of ducks and feral geese. The skies over Hookers were alive with Marsh Harrier activity with sky-dancing, calling and talon grappling, the full works from four different adult birds. Water Rail, Cetti`s Warbler and Bearded Tits were all heard. from the ramp. As I approached the hide six more Glossy Ibis flew overhead towards the hayfields where they eventually settled at the Scott end. From the hide my first two drake Garganeys of spring roosted on the far side of the lake amongst various Shelducks, Teal, Wigeon, Lapwings, a Spoonbill and a Little Egret.

                                  Displaying Marsh Harriers

                                  Terrible pic of a drake Garganey!

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