Saturday, 5 March 2011

Wader movement!!!

with the Avocet and OYC been year ticked the day before news filtered through early morning that a black tailed godwit had been seen on the flashes we decided to head down there via a couple of flocks of waxwings..
1st stop ws Broadwaters in kidderminster where a large flock had been seen early morning, but by the time we got there only 4 birds remained, But still, its still 4 of my favorite birds.....
we watched them for 15 mins from the car park opposite the chip shop, when they flew further up sion hill and we left for finstall....
However while we were driving along i sudgested we dropped into HURCOTT POOL, as a bittern had been present there a few weeks previous, Needless to say 20 minuites later, we returned to the car, bitternless with only 2 Marsh tit.

so onto Finstall and the flock of 30 WAXWINGS, all of which shown superbly on a rowen tree there, but the birds were quickly flushed (accidently may i add) by a homeowner and after 20 minuites they did not return so to upton warren.
ON ariving at the flashses i was told that the bird had not been seen, But after about an hour the bird gave up its position, and jogged along the east shore of the flashses before flying to the field to the south of the flashses where it remained out of view behind the reeds for some time, But did pop out a few times with its accompanying curlew....
The pink footed goose flew over with the greylags going south, and the 1st winter Drk WIGEON was still grazing the shore and the AVOCET was still asleap


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