Thursday, 17 March 2011

Thursday 17th March 2011 - Evening

17:30 >18:15
Hazy setting sunshine, slight north breeze, 9c

A mini waderfest at the Farm tonight with a small tightly packed flock of six Dunlin. All still in winter plumage they moved around as a unit picking about in the shallows. Quite a sight and a record number for the species at MF. Also present pairs of both Green Sandpiper and Oystercatcher.

The Shelduck pair remain as do eleven Goosander including two drakes, other duck numbers were just a handful of Wigeon, Gadwall and Tufted Duck. Wigeon numbers down by at least half so I'd put that down to the Shelduck driving them off the water.

Only other bird of note a late Little Egret over but my first Bat in a while was seen flitting about the farm buildings as I left.

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