Monday, 29 June 2009

4 of one & a third of a dozen of the other...

Another pair of coot revealed 2 new chicks at Freeman's Pools this evening. The others were still present but there was no sign of the mallard family. A pair of greylag were on the island along with 3 herons.
Also at Freeman's were a single green sandpiper and 3 LR plovers on the upper pools.
3 male black-tailed skimmers were also present, best seen from the cycle track viewing area.

At the Wildfowlers' Pools the wader numbers were reversed with a single LR plover and 3 green sandpiper though little else.

Both Frog Pond and Darter Pool were quiet. With the exception of 100 or so starling and a couple of skylarks the Marsh was pretty birdless too.
A red admiral was near Keyline.

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