Saturday, 24 March 2012

A thorn in the side........

The female Smew was on one of the smaller pools today along with a Little Egret, on Freeman’s large pool were Tufted Duck, Shelduck, Goldeneye, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Oystercatcher, Lapwing and BH Gulls. Chiffchaff in woods, at least two heard. Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch along track. Wildfowlers’ Pool saw Green Sandpiper 2, Redshank and Teal. The Flood had 2 LRP, Reed Buntings 6, Meadow Pipits and approx 12 Pied Wagtail. A Buzzard was causing quite a stir. Was hoping for a Wheatear but got a puncture instead, so a long walk back, went up through the village and saw 2 Nuthatch.


FIL said...

I was at Freeman's Pools today around 1pm and saw the Little Egret. Somehow missed the Smew though.

Was the Goldeneye female?

Steve Wallis said...

Female GN. The Smew gets about, there is also the connecting channel at Freeman’s Pools which is not visible from any of the viewing areas. Cheers, Steve.