Thursday, 8 March 2012

Brighter today with a touch of early morning frost (river low).

The Little Egret was seen again in the Southern Field along with the usual small numbers of Mallard and Teal.Along the river Shelduck and Redshank had increased to (5) and (4) respectively, a lone Reed Bunting gave a short burst of song from the reed bed,while overhead (2) CANADA GEESE (43) passed over low towards Halling and a little while later a BUZZARD (44) was heard but not seen.
On the scrape there was now (5) Gadwall and (4) Shoveler,but not the hoped for Garganey, but perhaps it is a little early at the moment (wishful thinking),only (1) Lapwing was seen.There was no sign of the mixed Thrush flock in the (sweet corn/cereal field) but I did see (2) COLLARED DOVES (45).

During the visit I must have seen at least (30) Moorhens,although this is not unusual during the winter months,I have recorded (60) or more in the past.

During the afternoon I caught two Reed Buntings in the garden.One was a re trap ringed in the garden on the 17 01 2011.

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