Saturday, March 14, 2009

Saturday 14th March

Highlight of the morning was my first Sand Martin of the year at the park. I saw it over the south end of the Spit and it departed north at around 08:00.

Only spotted one Little Grebe on Fingers and one GC Grebe, also a single male Shoveler. At Kramer hide a Kingfisher was heard. A Red-Eared Terrapin was out on a log sunning itself, sadly the cold spell hasn't done for them! Two Sparrowhawks were displaying over Fingers with some spectacular dives.

On the main lake Pochard numbered 12, conveniently all paired up. There were also 11 Tufted ducks (1f), the highest number I have seen this winter. Only 5 GC Grebe but 6 Coot. A Kingfisher was heard along the Leat.

On Fenlake the Teal are still about although difficult to see how many today as they all seemed to be tucked in tight on the far bank. There was also a single male Shoveler.

EN rang me to say there were 3 Little Egret on Fingers a little later, not sure where they came from!
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