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Friday, 20 March 2009

18-3-09 Holywell to St Mary's

Another report of Brambling at Holywell so I thought I would cycle over via the fields ,past this flock of about 100+ Greylag and a few Lapwings all on this flooded field just shows how much water is lying around despite the lack of rain so it would be well worth checking some of these pools for waders, no Red Legged Partridge again they seem to either disappear or have all been shot and are replaced later in the year with a release.

Holywell still plenty Greenfinch on the feeders with Goldfinch and Great Spotted, and a couple of LTT through, 1st Winter Iceland dropped in for a bathe , as did the Adult Med but to far for a photo, Water Rail also on show but I still managed to mess up my shots of it.

Through the Dene and stopped at the feeders, plenty of Blue & Great Tits and also a couple of LTT, Great Spotted drumming and chasing each other around , St Mary's plenty Snipe on the wetland and a few duck, tide well out surprisingly no Pipits in the north bay , Wheatear in the paddock field at Seaton Sluice on the way past, being the first for the year.

Just one of several flooded areas in the fields on the way up

Thought I would put in a more unusual pose of Iceland as it plunged in with vigour

Wash and go

Water Rail giving good views, cracking little birds are they not !!!!

Wheatear the first of the year

2009 Year list 128 Wheatear

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