Friday, 17 September 2010

The Early Shift

Three PINTAIL and a male Mandarin were visible from the hide and three COMMON SHELDUCKS were on the cemetery quarter on the water between the two sets of barley bales. The juvenile Common Tern was still present and perched on the jetty – allowing a good opportunity to try out my camcorder. A Yellow Wagtail flew over low heading SW and seven Skylarks were on the fields by Drayton Beauchamp. First thing a flock of c. 30 Sand Martins was supplemented later by a larger flock of House Martins.

Two Chinese Water Deer in the meadow between the cress beds and Rushy Meadow and a Roe Deer in the field south of the Dry Canal to the west of the track to Miswell – managed to be in both counties (Roy Hargreaves)

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