Monday 8 March 2010

Buckenham before work...

Greylag Geese! Wild ones. Well, they have been around for a while, but it has taken my ages to locate them. This morning, at least two of the four neck-collared birds were with the feral flock on the south side of the river from the windpump. It seems they are either from Yorkshire or Iceland. The two 2cy Bewick's Swans were still with the Mute flock nearby, whilst a male Peregrine caused chaos with the wildfowl. Best however was the three Otters seen fishing at close range in the cut near the fishermen's car park. I heard the cubs squeaking and then noticed the Coot were on the bank, a real give away. Sadly a birder arriving in a car spooked them, but luckily he managed to see them before they swam into the reeds. Other birds of note included 2 Water Pipits, 7 Oystercatchers, yesterday's 2 Dunlin still, one Curlew over.

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