short eared owl - Thorpe Marshes

short eared owl - Thorpe Marshes

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

It's started!

A quick look around the patch yesterday after work was worth the effort with a calling Chiffchaff . I had to wait patiently for it to show along the trees along the river but it was worth the wait. Missed these little energetic birds-hope this is the start of many more returning to the patch this month. I've just heard that fellow birder Adam has been down today and had Green sands and Avocet so hopefully I'll have more patch year ticks to watch before the weeks out!
Also of note was 4x singing Cettis ,3x male Reed Buntings , a Greater Spotted Woodpecker and 60+ Greylags on the new cut.
The duck numbers have noticeably dropped this week as the large number of Teal is now a small flock of just 7. And only 2 x Gadwall were seen , along with a single Great Crested Grebe,although as I left around 30x Tufteds dropped in from whitlingham to make the broad look a bit busier.
Here's looking forward to the next visit!
Happy birding ,
Shaky

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