Tuesday, 29 April 2008

It's oh so quiet...

Not much doing this evening with just the following highlights:
Pair of tufted duck still on Freeman's Pools along with the usual coot, moorhen, mallard etc.
Singing lesserthroat nearby and another near the Wildfowlers' Pools, which were quiet due to some 'habitat management' going on.
Handful of swifts whizzing around though notably fewer swallows and sand martins. A 'flock' of 9 house martin came through just ahead of an ominous thundery cloud.
Single wheatear was on the tideline and a whimbrel was on the estuary.
Pair of grey partridge were in fields near Low Wood.
Perhaps most interesting was the sighting of a weasel carrying a field vole on the cycle track shortly followed by a stoat on the path by Freeman's Pools - not often I see both on the same day...

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