Wednesday, 10 November 2010

On a roll..........

A perfect autumn day, cold, crisp and bright. Freeman’s Pool was much the same as yesterday, with the addition of 2 Shoveler. The Wildfowlers’ Pool was occupied by Canada Geese and the still present 3 Little Grebes; a large skein of Greylag flew in from the North West and landed on the marsh. A Bullfinch was calling from the hedgerow. In the fields on the Flood side, were good numbers of Lapwing and a couple of dozen Golden Plover feeding alongside. 
Gull Bank had a number of Black-headed Gulls and few Common Gulls, there was about 35 Teal, 20 Wigeon and 55 Dunlin, a Great Crested Grebe was fishing the near bank. Further up river were hundreds of Lapwing and around 135 Golden Plover. 3 Little egrets were feeding on the marsh, also about 25 Shelduck present.
 I continued towards the pylons, on the incoming tide were 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Goosanders and a pair of Goldeneye. 
A Peregrine Falcon was keeping tabs from one of the pylons while another was causing chaos over Calloway Marsh. I managed to spot a couple of Rock Pipits around the plastic bag covered fence near the picnic area.

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