Monday, 24 March 2008

March 24th.

Goosanders...........Late Evening.

Another late evening visit 17-15 / 18-10. Very cold north west wind, overcast light snow showers. all that and a Chiffchaff was still singing in the car park. The reason for another late visit was to check on the roosting Goosanders,which come in from nearby Ladywalk and off the rivers Tame and Blyth, when i arrived their was none. By the car park was one lone Redwing and a Grey Wagtail, 16 Wigeon noted on the main pool,and 45 Sand Martin. 2 Tree Sparrows again in the Horse Paddock, and along Bixhill Lane 54 Pied Wagtails and 4 Red Legged Partridge in the larger of the two ploughed fields.Back by the car park and the Goosanders had started to arrive (17-40), by the time i left at 18-10 their were 23 on the pool (7 drakes, 16 redheads). This is my personal best, and i managed a record shot of a pair in very poor light.
S Seal.....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like birds...they are very elegant animals