Sunday, 4 April 2010

Knowing me, knowing you, aha!

Managed a patch tick in the shape of 2 red legged partridge on the high tide mark below the pylons.
A walk along the sea wall revealed only 12 meadow pipits.
Met up with Steve at Freemans. 2 oiks were on the island with only 1's and 2's of tufted duck, little grebe and a shoveller. A coot looked like it was making a nest on one of the bottom pools.
4-5 singing chiffchaff in Freemans wood. This areas is getting more grotty with plastic overspliing from the "recycling company " at the end of the quay.
1 green sandpiper on the wildfowlers.
Spent an hour or so watching out for ospreys but I suspect the wind was too westerly and too strong for this species. A peregrine and kestrel were seen.
1 swallow battling up the estuary from the sewerage picnic site.


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