Friday, November 22, 2019

The Farmers have been out Irrigating the Fields

Today with some rain forecast and with good mate Mark Etheridge we thought it is a good idea to have a quick look around just in case something good dropped in.

Meadow Pipit
Well, nothing mega popped out, but we did get to see a few birds. The farmers have been out irrigating the fields, and so there was plenty of birds to check out on our journey around.
With the fields flooded it attracted many different birds, best bird got away from us, as we were both concentrating on photographing a vey close Green Sandpiper, when Mark said what's "this" I new what it was but couldn't get my words out. It was a male Hen Harrier it drifted across the field in front of us and kept on going as I kept blabbering no sense words, in my excitement of a very good bird for our local area.

Green Sandpiper

 Here's a shortlist of some birds seen
Osprey very distant
Great White Egrets
10+ Wood Sandpiper
20+ Marsh Harriers

Marsh Harrier

A few Booted Eagles
600 + Glossy Ibis
Lots of Cattle Egret
Little Ringed Plovers
Ringed Plovers


Little Stint
26 Lapwing
Yellow Wagtail
Cettis Warbler
A field full of Sky Larks


Plenty of common birds like Black Redstarts and Water and Meadow Pipits  and so on. 100s of White Wagtails in every flooded field and good numbers of Gold Finch and Linnet.

Wood Sandpiper

I've not listed every species seen but included the big counts and birds of interest

have fun
cheers BT

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