Thursday, 3 December 2009

December 2nd 2009

After a very damp grey misty morning I decided to work the Avon Valley between Long Lawford and Brandon village in the afternoon looking for the Swift Valley Great White Egret that was seen over the weekend. It’s not the easiest of area’s to work as you are unable to get close to the River Avon as one would like and the viewing from the road or footpaths is limited. The Little Egret at Clayhill Lane, Long Lawford was half hidden giving poor views as it fed in a stream but no sign of the Great White. I chatted to some non birding dog walkers who had a seen large white bird fly down stream on Monday near Kings Newham so sounds as if it’s still around. A Kingfisher at Bretford and Kings Newham, 30 Wigeon near Kings Newham, 22 Golden Plover over Church lawford, Goosander female near Bretford and plenty of Redwing and Fieldfare in the area. Ended the visit at Brandon Marsh where 2 Bittern on west marsh were well hidden in the reed bed and as I was leaving a Barn Owl hunted the sheep field towards the golf course end.


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