Sunday, 8 April 2012

Sunday 8th April 2012 - Various

From NBBR, mid afternoon.

Bob T has just found a Male GARGANEY @ Manor Farm , its probably only viewable
from the northern path as the bird is on the southern bank.

From Simon N via NBBR

A great bike ride up to Manor Farm this evening to see Bob's GARGANEY (17:30 -

At least 4 Chiffchaffs singing in Bancroft park and another 4-5 along the canal
and around MF, Minimum of 20 Moorhens along the Canal from New Bradwell to the

Manor Farm is looking great , if a bit low with the water level ( this is
leading to steeper banks )

3 REDSHANKS and a GREEN SANDPIPER were taking advantage of the site as well as 2
pairs of Teal and 3 Gadwall , a lone SAND MARTIN flew thru and of course the
Drake GARGANEY which was initially asleep on the south western arm of main lake,
it then started feeding and close views were had from the sheep fields on the
south side.

Lots of Meadow Pipits , Goldfinches and Pied Wagtails were feeding on the north
shore in the plantation and a Great Spotted Woodpecker flew over.

Further along at the New Workings , a large flock of Wagtails ( 30+ ) included 2
smart YELLOW WAGTAILS and 2 WHITE WAGTAILS , showing well on the earth mounds.

Another pair of Teal were feeding on the pit nearest the Viaduct.

Lovely evening to be out , if a bit overcast.

Thanks to Bob for finding the Garganey

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