Monday, 28 March 2016


A little more than the usual this morning. There had been an arrival of hirundines so 50+ Sand Martins were flying around when I arrived although Swallow had been seen earlier. From the bridge, a pair of Shoveler on E lake, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff incl 1 singing. Then in W paddock a male Wheatear and a Mistle Thrush, and a Peregrine and a Raven flew over. The hybrid 'pufty' was still on E lake but the Lesser Scaup seems to have departed, as have all the Pochard. The Wheatear was right out in the open so not very approachable, hence pic heavily cropped.
Hybrid Pochard x Tufted Duck

Mislte Thrush - juv??

male Wheatear

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