Wednesday, 11 April 2012

More SEDGE WARBLERS, another GREY PLOVER and a flock of SHELDUCK

This morning when I arrived at Wilstone a flock of five Shelduck were flying round. They did settle for a time before departing in an easterly direction. Also there was a GREY PLOVER on the barley bales again – quite a surprise to be honest. Like Saturday’s birds it flew off into Bucks towards Aylesbury. Both the Shelduck flock and the Grey Plover had departed before 6:40.

Two Common Sandpipers, an Oystercatcher and a flyover Redshank along with Lapwing made for a reasonable wader showing. Also quite a passage of gulls with 20+ Herring and 80+ LBBGs going through.

The Brent Goose is sticking with a pair of Greylags still and I left it on the bank in front of the hide. I wonder if it will migrate.

Startops had two male and one female Red-crested Pochards and Marsworth had a few Sedge Warblers singing.

Roy Hargreaves

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