Monday, 23 July 2012

Goosemoor from Darts Farm

Looking over to Goosemoor from the balcony at Darts Farm this morning produced a nice selection of birds. The highlight being a large female Peregrine causing havoc among the waders and gulls. The bird made a couple of attempts on the roosting flock but came away unsuccessful. In between attacks the bird could be seen resting in the large pines by the River Clyst. Other sights were of 33 Little Egrets, 3 Graylag Geese, around 10 Lapwings with one newly fledged bird, plenty of Redshanks with 1 Greenshank.
On the Wetlands in front of the hide another lone Greenshank was feeding along the ditches.