Saturday, 8 January 2011

Saturday's Highlights

This morning four Little Egrets were favouring the creek to the right of the hide. Duck numbers were down – no Pintail and fewer Wigeon. The Water Pipit was not visible –one theory is that the new rides in the reed beds are providing it with fruitful hunting grounds.

This evening the gull roost was business as usual. Marsworth had 36 Corn Buntings sat in the top of a tree on the causeway and they, plus four more, roosted in the reed bed. No sign of the Bittern or Barn Owl so glad to have seen them last weekend. Tawny Owl was hooting as we all left (Roy Hargreaves).

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