Monday, 25 April 2016

Garganey and Yellow Wagtails at Buckenham Marshes

I grabbed the chance for a quick walk around Buck Marsh this morning, in anticipation of the nine days of poor weather we are promised by the Met Office!

Lots of Cetti's and Sedge Warblers everywhere, as well as Linnets and Meadow Pipits. Almost the first dyke held a pair of Garganey: hard to photograph against the morning sun, but always a pleasure to watch with binoculars. On the other side of the path a couple of Ruff, seven Avocets and a few Redshank fed along the pool margins, while two distant Yellow Wagtails tried to look like dandelions! A White Wagtail was more co-operative near the strangely-positioned hide, while a Typhhon and an F-15 practised for WW3 above the Cantley Factory.

Returning via Pedham, a Buzzard wasn't unexpected, but a pair of Marsh Harriers (with a well-marked male) was: especially as they displayed above a cereal field like they do in France!



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