I had heard that a Little Ringed Plover had been seen down at Station Marshes so i headed down there around 8.30 . Walking down to the main pathway, i picked up 2x Reed Buntings and a Flying Grey Heron over the river. As i approached the Marshes i scanned out towards the Scrape and other then plenty of Tufteds , 2x Goldeneye were the stand out of the Ducks. I scanned the Marsh from the Cattle fence and quickly picked out 2x Little Ringed Plovers! A nice year tick and nice close views too.
|Female Reed Bunting|
|Male Reed Bunting|
|Little Ringed Plovers|
A single teal was the only other bird about so off i went around the river , looking in the reeds and bushes as i went, in hope of an early migrant ! After plenty of calling Blue & Great Tits , i heard a rather loud Chiff Chaff!! It didn't take long to track it down and managed to set up on the bank and enjoy watching this busy little Warbler make its way along the bare reeds and bushes. Before leaving i picked up another Chiff Chaff and heard a singing Cettis at the Bridge.
I headed off toWhitlingham next for a quick scan:
I got 3 more Chiff Chaffs on pathway to the Observation Area, 2x Great Crested Grebes displaying to each other which was good, along with 4x Little Grebes but not much to report other then a couple of Long Tailed Tit Flocks.
|Great Crested Grebe|
Next stop was the Cathedral (and no, not to pray!),