Wednesday, 9 February 2011


Marsworth Tuesday Evening 17.00-18.00

One Bittern seen moving on far side, climbed 2 or 3 ft up the reeds then carefully folded a couple of stalks over to form a roosting platform and settled with its back to us. With the light fading it turned to face us before settling down again. Always wanted to see this!

The Corn Bunting roost was quite impressive, all present agreed a figure of 100 birds silhouetted against a beautiful evening sky in the large tree behind the reed bed before circling down into the reeds. Nearby, perched at the top of the hedge was a buzzard and in the field behind was the barn owl quartering (Sally Douglas).

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