Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Met up with Dan and had a chilly trawl through the Parish, worth the cold feet for the aerial displays, as the Pink Footed-geese were in the fields, 1500 or so, they eventually took flight and joined another couple of thousand over the marsh, very impressive. Also highlights today were 8/9 Rock 8/9 Meadow Pipits, Peregrine, Reed Bunting 2. Dunlin flock of 10 flying over shortly followed by 8 Golden Plover and 5 Bewick’s over the far side of the marsh. The high tide brought many waders and gulls onto fields. The 155 Linnets seen yesterday by Dan were not around today, though a smaller flock of 14/16 at the dung heap were present. Freeman’s Pool saw Shoveler 9, Wigeon 2 and Gadwall 2. The Tawny Owl is back at the usual roost. The Abraham Heights Waxwing again around Leighton Drive- as 'artistically' photographed by Dan.