Wednesday, 16 February 2011


Arrived at Marsworth at 4pm to find six birders already watching a BITTERN which was now skulking in the edges of the main cut opposite the Startops bank, only showing fleeting glimpses as it moved around. Eventually, it broke cover briefly and offered a short (and difficult to focus!) photo opportunity as it crossed the narrow channel to the other side after which it was not seen again until it flew off much later (see photos above)

As dusk approached, CORN BUNTINGS gathered in the large trees to the back right of the reeds and two flocks totalling about 110 birds flew in to roost in the reeds. The BARN OWL was seen patrolling the field behind the far side of Marsworth (Mike Nott)

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