Monday, 18 August 2014

Patrington Haven

Made the trip down to the estuary this morning for high tide (12.30). Love the open space down there...

A couple of distant cc Marsh Harriers were a fine if distant sight. I managed a barely identifiable image of one...

Further down the track I could see the familiar swirling of waders...

Very smart on closer inspection...

A special place...

Greylag Goose (Anser anser)...c300
Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)...c800
European Teal (Anas crecca)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)...8
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)...2cc
Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) of 4
Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)...c15
Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)...c30
Red Knot (Calidris canutus)...c1000
Dunlin (Calidris alpina)...c1000
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)...c30
Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)
Common Gull (Larus canus)
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argentatus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)
Swallow (Hirundo rustica)...c100
Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)
Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)

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