Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Pied billed Grebe finally

Since our last post we have all been ill so not much news. However, I felt well enough to venture out last Thursday Feb 28th.  On my way to my local patch I had a flock of 350 Pink-Footed Geese grazing. We usually get skeins passing over toward the Lancashire Coast but to get such a large flock on the ground was a pleasant surprise.

Friday 1st March decided to make the drive down to Somerset to Ham Walls RSPB where a Pied-billed Grebe had been on sight for around two weeks. We arrived just after first light and photographed a Great White Egret fishing out in the open which we watched from the first viewing platform.  It didn't take long to locate the Grebe which was really quite close to the second viewing platform.  We had good views using our scopes and then spent an enjoyable four hours on the Reserve.  Other birds worth noting included Bittern, a single White-fronted Goose and a drake Ferruginous Duck.

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