Monday, 27 December 2010

Thurlestone Marsh

About 70 % still frozen . What looked a promising am disturbed due to a shooting party of 4 Guns.
Whist there was no direct shooting at the Duck /Snipe they caused everything to flight . Is there supposed to be a restriction on this activity during the cold weather ?

Before the sooting started--135 Wigeon. 5 Shoveler, 40 Teal ,5 Coot. 100+ Snipe , 2 Woodcock, 2 Lapwing, 1 Black T Godwit 30 Redwing .

Snipe were interesting to watch- they were feeding on the ground and then flying up the valley in groups of up to 30