Friday, 11 September 2009

Duck numbers continue to increase

Great morning to be out, when the low cloud lifted and patches of fog broke. Like yesterday I found no new waders, but duck numbers continue to build.

At Pitstone Quarry, which really does look promising this autumn, the presumed juvenile GARGANEY continues for its third day, in the Herts section this morning. The 15 Teal and 5 Shoveler also still present, 2 Wigeon in the Bucks section were new in.

Nothing of note at College Lake, but Startops/Marsworth were more productive. On the mud at Startops a female PINTAIL was new, as was a single Teal. 1+ Yellow Wagtail was flying round calling at Startops, and a Cetti's Warbler was calling from the reeds at Marsworth.

Ben Miller

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