Saturday, 18 February 2012

Stunning Redhead.......

Wandered down the Parish late morning, peered into the woods at various points, Linnets, Chaffinch singing, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Song Thrush, Long-tailed Tits etc. Freeman’s Pool was busy up to 12 Goldeneye and similar number of Teal, Little Grebe, Gadwall, Tufted Ducks, Coot, Shelduck and large group of BH Gulls, Lapwings. Across on the tip were 140 Oystercatcher and 70 Lapwing.
Highlight was on the Wildfowlers’ Pool where initially it looked like the usual suspects when suddenly as I was about to leave a Smew popped up and then gave excellent views as it dived and moved up and down the narrow stretch of water. Dan came down for a look, great bird, reckon it was probably the one regularly seen  from Glasson. Little Egret flew in as Skylarks flew overhead. In the fields were about 200 Pink-footed Geese and 2 White fronted Geese.  
Near the walled meadow 2 Grey Partridge showed well. At the sewage works saw Pied Wagtails, Teal, Shelduck.  2 Ravens were eyeing up the pylon nests. A Kestrel was hovering nearby.

                                 Dan's Pic

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