Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Tuesday 15th March 2011 - Evening

17:30 > 18:00
Dull, overcast, light easterly breeze, 9c.

A fleeting flock of nine Golden Plover were the highlight before heading off east as the light fell. Also representing the wader fraternity two Oystercatchers remain as do at least three Green Sandpiper.

As Rob H reported yesterday the (or a) Shelduck pair have returned for the third year and set about their usual ethnic cleansing of any other wildfowl on the water. Despite this a mini influx of ducks this evening with five Gadwall, three Teal, seven Tufted Duck as well as a couple of Pochard and the usual dozen or so Wigeon. Goosander numbers back up to twelve including two drakes. Two Mute Swans also put in an appearance.

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