Friday, 28 January 2011

January 28th 2011

A lazy morning at home then lunch with Dave at Brandon Marsh before a walk out to the east marsh hide where we were met by Kath and Max with news that the Bittern was in the reed bed right of the channel but had not been seen for half an hour.
We waited patiently while the easterly wind whipped through the hide flaps freezing our bits off before it flew up virtually in front of us and landed on the reeds at the end of the channel before disappearing. Only other birds seen were 2 Shelduck, 6 Snipe, 100+ Teal, Coal Tit, 2 Bullfinch and the presumed mobile Bretford/Draycote Pink-footed Goose was with the Graylag flock on the golf course.
On the way home we had 4 Buzzard, 50 Fieldfare, 2 Yellowhammer and single Corn Bunting while the fields near Potsdam recently sprayed with manure were full of gulls but we were unable to stop because of traffic.

Weather looking good here for tomorrows pass by the Space Station


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