short eared owl - Thorpe Marshes

short eared owl - Thorpe Marshes

Friday, 23 March 2012

and then there were 2.....!

 Yes the Little Ringed Plover i saw on Wednesday now isn't so lonely. I watched as 2 LPRs made there way around the edge of the Marsh today.They were joined by a pair of Pied Wagtails too which were as noisy as ever!
2 busy Little ringed plovers

 I made my way round to the hide and scanned the spit. A single Oystercatcher and 6x Stock Doves were sunbathing in the sun and some 4  resting Common Snipe were among the vegetation .
Then as i continued on looking i saw a small wader disappear & then reappear again...a Dunlin! This is probably the same one that ive been seeing on & off since 6th February.


 On the broad itself was the male Goldeneye along with a few Tufted Ducks,  The other birds on the water were 2x Gadwall and 2x Teal & a single Great Crested Grebe.
 2x Canada Geese flew over head as i walked back to the bridge .I had a totall of 3x Cettis and 2x Chiffchaffs.
 Happy birding,

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