Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Patch week Ten

5th Mar  On an otherwise quiet day I at last found a treecreeper on the patch, and two minutes later found another                                                                                                      Patch list 71

6th Mar  Lots of drumming at Radwell but I could not locate where any of them were, and I spent half an hour looking! The only other interesting sightings were a pied wagtail at the Blue lagoon and a brown hare.

7th Mar  After a tip from Tim, we nipped down to Radwell to see a cracking male PINTAIL which stayed for three days.  Also noted were a pair of buzzards and whilst watching these Les pointed out what may have been a peregrine but we could not be sure.                       Patch list 72

8th Mar  A quick trip to the patch revealed nothing of interest.

9th Mar   Four immaculate male shovellers, ten snipe and three green sandpipers on the patch

10th Mar   Reed buntings and yellowhammers singing at the lagoon

11th Mar  A good 2 ½ hours on the patch this morning and in one large stubble field I found  thirty fieldfares, a few redwings, two mistle thrushes, two meadow pipits, six blackbirds, at least ten yellowhammers

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