Thursday, 24 January 2013

Morning Laps...

10 am.
Freeman’s Pool were quiet, the large stretch of water almost frozen over. Slurry spreading on maize stubble brought a number of gulls onto the scene, mainly black-headed. Wildfowlers’ Pool was less iced over and here were 6 Snipe, Redshank, Coot, Moorhen, Teal and Lapwing. Lapwing were a key feature today for me, they were in almost every field I scanned. The Flood saw 40 Dunlin, 7 Shelduck, Redshank, Lapwing, Half a dozen or so Robin and Pied Wagtail. On the marsh the geese were difficult to see as many were on the river. In the field near walled meadow Golden plover were mixed in with some Lapwing, and a solitary Fieldfare. Little Egret 3 on marsh and a handful of Goldeneye on the river. A Peregrine was eyeing things up from the pylons along with raven.

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