Fourteen members turned up on this the hottest day of the year so far. (On the return journey, my car clocked 38 deg C.)
While there weren’t many birds about, perhaps as a result of the heat, nonetheless, the group managed to ID 47 different avian species and in addition, plenty of big dragonflies and good views of a stoat and a water vole. Of the birds seen, the highlights were closeup views of a Red Kite right in front of the Marshland Hide, a small flock of Bar-tailed Godwits which flew off immediately the kite appeared overhead, great views of adult and juvenile Marsh Harriers, adult and juvenile Yellow Wagtails and finally 11 Spoonbills in front of the Singleton Hide. Dragonflies included Southern and Brown Hawkers and Emperors.
Photos courtesy of William Radford, Tracy Solman and Martin Kaye.
- Thurs 7 January 2021
2 young Mute Swans, 39 Gadwall, 8 Wigeon, 15 Tufteds, fem Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 29…
- Wed 6 January 2021
Pinkfoot with the Greylags, 6 Mandarins, 50 Gadwall, 7 Wigeon, 3 Goldeneye, 36 Goosanders roosted,…
- Tues 5 January 2021
3 Mandarins on Milltown Inlet with others heard behind the west bank at dusk, a…
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