Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday 13th March 2010

Another glorious morning and the usual 6 Wigeon were grazing the lawn in front of the sailing club. Pochard were scattered across the lake, mostly on the north side of the island with a couple of smaller groups on the west side of the lake. They numbered in the mid 30's. Good numbers of Mute Swans still and plenty of Coots pairing up along the north side.

At the steps a Chiffchaff was singing strongly. This bird seems very mobile around the area of the Rough. 7 Greylag Geese were seen in the south east Corner of the main lake, they left together heading north east. 2 Shelduck passed over, north east.

On Fingers the Great Crested Grebes were mating. 3 Little Grebe were seen and 7 Tufted Ducks were on East Fingers.

A pair of Canada Geese were seen mating near the Beach on the main lake.

Bullfinch were heard by Kramer hide. Long-tailed Tits were seen collecting cobwebs about half way along the woodland walk.

At Fenlake DK put us onto a Little Egret on the lake and JA picked out 5+ Teal with the scope. A Kingfisher flew downstream along the river as we scanned Fenlake.

Little else of note but who cares on a morning like that it's just great to be outside.

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