Friday, 19 March 2010

Summer migrant-intastic

At last, a proper summer migrant! After a week of early mornings finally scored a solitary Little Ringed Plover on the scrape by the pump at Buckenham this morning. The water had gone up following the rain last night and the scrape was alive with 10 Dunlin, several Oystercatchers and Redshank, plus Shelduck, gulls etc.
2-3 Water Pipits seen feeding along the slubbings again, though no sign of the Rockit from yesterday. 14 Golden Plover flew east and two Avocet remaining out of the 14 last night. Far fewer Wigeon now, maybe only 500 or so. It will be quieter without these guys around, though the breeding waders and warblers will probably substitute the racket.


Scrapping Shelducks

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