Sunday, 15 May 2011

Beesands Ley

Wildfowl present this morning included 11 Tufted Duck and 4 Pochard. A pair of Gadwall had at least 4 young with them. Also a pair of Great Crested Grebes and, unusual here this time of year, a Little Grebe. Out in Start Bay on a fairly calm sea a pair of Shelduck with 9 very young ducklings swimming north about 500 metres offshore - thankfully unnoticed by the local gulls.