Wednesday, 5 October 2011

October 3rd 2011

Highlight of this mornings visit with Bob was the Red-crested Pochard flock of 4 males and 4 females that Francoise reported in rainbow corner which were off hensborough bank by the time I turned up. Highest number I have recorded here.
Yesterdays Rock Pipit had increased to 4 birds with 2 on farborough spit, one over farborough bank calling and another on the picnic area shore line flushed by litter pickers. Other sightings included a flight view of the Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff on island, 9 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, adult Yellow-legged Gull, Yellow Wagtail, 4 Shoveler, 33 Wigeon and 8 Buzzard. Visible migration over the country park included 5 Siskin, 23 Skylark and 64 Meadow Pipit.

Red-crested Pochard by Bob Hazel (top two) and Francoise Farrington


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