Cold and slow – posted 03/11/13

No, the title isn’t a self-assessment of recent days, but a comment on how things have seemed to slow up a bit bird wise.  Updates from various sites include –

Hatch Pond where an Oystercatcher was present, also 2 Wigeon, 1 Pochard, 7 Shoveler, 17 Teal, 3 Great Crested Grebe and 5 Snipe.

Holes Bay saw another 3 Spoonbill feeding on the falling tide.

Both the male and juvenile Hen Harrier were seen hunting together over the mouth of the Frome.

At Lytchett Bay 7 Brent Geese, 6 Green Sandpiper, 55 Lapwing, 38 Dunlin and 2 Stonechat.

Around Swineham and Bestwall, 2 Marsh Harrier were playing/fighting together, 1000+ Black-tailed Godwit were still feeding on the flood at Bestwall with 300 Lapwing.  On the pits 100+ Teal, 20 Tufted Duck, 14 Wigeon, 1 Pochard, 1 Pintail and a Peregrine over.

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