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Decent selection of passage waders now arriving on the brooks - greenshank, spotted redshank (thanks to Graham for photo), little ringed plover, snipe, green sandpiper, common sandpiper and black-tailed godwit present today. There were 2 or 3 garganey amongst the flocks of mallard and teal on the north...
13 Aug 2012
Garganey still here
Drake garganey still present on north brooks today (best seen from hanger viewpoint or Nettley's hide) though apparently disappears for long periods! Hobbies have been hunting over the brooks in the last couple of days - again the best place to watch this aerial display has been the hanger. Nightingales...
22 May 2012
Two very splendid-looking drake garganey on the north brooks today togther with gadwall, tufted duck, shelduck, teal, and shoveler, plus a small group of passage waders - 8 ringed plover and 2 dunlin. Three or four hobbies over the south brooks plus nightingales, garden warblers, whitethroats, blackcaps...
17 May 2012
April has arrived, at least technically, if not in spirit - the bitterly cold easterlies continue. Good selection of birds on site in recent days - up to 7 garganey arrived on friday on the north brooks, a jack snipe was in front of Winpenny hide on saturday, a lesser spotted woodpecker was seen...
2 Apr 2013
Finally, a warm, still, cloudless morning to enjoy on our monthly waterfowl count. Lots of lying water remains on some of the brooks providing good feeding for numerous herons and egrets. Highlights were at least 7 garganey (this constitutes a large flock!) on one of pools on the south brooks amongst...
23 Jul 2012
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