Thursday, 9 December 2010

Both COMMON SHELDUCK and SMEW still present

This morning was cold but it was pleasantly sunny compared to the recent foggy starts.

The WATER PIPIT was again on the edge by the jetty but without provocation flew off towards the other reservoirs. The COMMON SHELDUCK was still about, but no sign of any Snow Bunting. On reaching the hide I noted that the Redshank was still off to the right and that there was a newly opened stretch of water directly between the hide and the jetty in the lagoon. On it at least four PINTAIL were present and also a redhead SMEW and finally a Little Egret. Not a bad morning’s walk (Roy Hargreaves)

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