Thursday, 13 May 2010

A couple of days birding………..

Today the Lapwings looked rather lonely on the freshly cultivated maize fields. I did see some young yesterday but only had my bins with me today. Eiders are still present in varying numbers; yesterday saw 1 male and 3 today. The Ravens were noisily hanging around the pylons near the sewage works, and 2 Peregrine appear to have taken up residence on the pylons over the water. A Roe Deer was seen in the pylon field. 
Plenty of Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat throughout the patch, singing alongside Chiffchaffs and only 1 Willow Warbler heard. Today saw 3 Black-tailed Godwits near cadaver corner. The Wildfowlers’, Flood and Freeman’s Pools were very quiet apart from 8/9 Swifts and Swallows. Yesterday there was a group of 35 Jackdaw hanging around the place and 18 Mute Swans came up river with the tide. The sheep are grazing on the marsh. Plenty of butterflies about Orange Tips, Small Tortoise Shell, Small White, Speckled Wood and Peacock. 

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