Sunday, 5 April 2009

(P)love(r) triangle

Fairly unremarkable visit late afternoon, my brother Dave had trawled the area early in the morning and also reported little.

Highlights: 3 little ringed plover on the island at Freeman's Pools - presumably 'the' pair and a new male as what was probably the 'resident' male noisily chased the other off.
9 gadwall still present, and a pair of tufted duck were on Darter Pool.
3 little egrets: 1 on the Wildfowlers' Pools, 1 on Bank Pool and another on Aldcliffe Marsh.
Green sandpiper and a pair of teal also on the Wildfowlers' Pools.
Sparrowhawk soaring overhead and kestrel hunting the area.
Single raven on the marsh.
10 pinkfeet and a flock of 20 golden plover in the stubble fields.
A few linnets were buzzing around the area.
At least 4 chiffchaff singing in Freeman's Wood.
1 long-eared owl visible at the roost.

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