Thursday, 22 March 2012

R.Taw - Pottington to Ashford Strand.

0845 - 10:00
The Green Sandpiper is still in it`s ditch at Ashford sewage works.
17 Sanderling and just 1 female Goosander at Ashford Strand.
The Brent Goose flock was down to only 28 birds this morning.
Plenty of Chiff Chaffs in the bushes along the Tarka Trail.

Yesterday morning I had a stroll from Wrafton Station down to Sharper Marsh 08:30 - 10:00
Buzzards mating in the conifers at Velator Reserve.
Again plenty of Chiff Chaffs about.
Several Reed Buntings in the reed beds on Sharper. 1 Gadwall on the marsh pond with a dozen Teal.  Male Kestrel overhead.
At 10am 4 Sand Martins over Wrafton Pond.

I couldn`t help but thinking, "What a stupid time of the season to be making repairs to the viewing platform on Wrafton Pond."