Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Pipit Influx

Just over 200 meadow pipits and 28 'alba' wagtails (all pied) were feeding in the recently-mucked stubble fields and along the new flood bund this afternoon.

22 linnets were also new in, in three parties near Freeman's wood, where two chiffchaffs were in song.

A sand martin flitted north over Railway Crossing Lane.

The Ross's goose was showing well but flighty. It even decamped to the Colloway side mid-afternoon! At times it was to be seen drinking and preening in the river near 'Gull Bank' .
It was in the company of 815 pink-footed geese.

The regular two whoopers (an adult and subadult) were at the northern end of the marsh.

A black-tailed godwit and the gadwall pair graced the pools.

A grey partridge was in song near the pylons.

'Parishioner Dan'

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