Freeman’s Wood received a final touch, confusing signs, confusing because I thought they were the flippin trespassers not us! An unusual warm spell today, apparently above twice the norm, funny that! High tide pushed many birds inland. Freeman’s Pool saw Goldeneye, Teal, Wigeon, Shelduck, Gadwall, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Coot, Little Egret, Little Grebe and Grey Heron.
At Marsh Point were approx 500 Oystercatcher. The track was quite busy with Greenfinch and Chaffinch. In the fields the Pink footed Geese were still present along with 2 Eurasian White fronts. The Wildfowlers’ Pool had Teal and Little Egret. By the walled meadow riverside, were 2 Rock Pipits, probably more but not enough time today. At the sewage works Little Egret, in the pylons Ravens busy nesting.
The recent incident with the thugs shooting on the marsh gets quite a mention in the Lancaster Guardian today. Anyone seeing any illegal hunting, shooting, hare coursing, deer hunting please ring 999 straight away. If you see cars and motorbikes on the cycle track get number plates and report them. As the wood is now closed off I saw three scramblers actually on the marsh a few weeks ago!