Thursday, 29 March 2012

Thursday 29th March 2012 - Afternoon

Migrants arriving thick and fast now, the highlight being the first returning pair of Little Ringed Plover. A handful of Sandmartins were also circling the new workings whilst Chiffchaffs could be heard at several locations around the site.

On the wader front, a pair of Oystercatcher, a single Redshank and Common Snipe were seen, two Little Egret were also picking about in the margins.

Out on the water handfuls of Teal and Wigeon are still about whilst 20 or so Tufted Duck are on the lake over at Cosgrove.

Overhead a pair of Common Buzzard kept close company.

A new sighting, for me anyway, were a small group of eels no longer than six inches in length picking over the gravel in the fast flowing part of the Ouse, whether they were the common Eel or Brook or River Lamprey, I could not be certain, but nice to see all the same.

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