Thursday, 11 April 2013

Chiffchaff at last (Swallow and Sandmartin a bonus)!!

Started the day by visiting Bowesfield Marsh near to home, we were very pleased to spot a Swallow flying through. A walk around marsh gave us Shoveler, Pochard, GC and Little Grebe, Redwing and a Sparrowhawk sitting in a tree by the River Tees.
A trip down to Nosterfield produced a Chiffchaff (at last!!), in the LNR carpark with Ruffand Dunlin on the lake edge, A welcome fly past of a Sandmartin was an added bonus. At Lingham Lake another Chiffchaff was around the carpark and Avocet, Barnacle Geese, (Greylag with 6 goslings!!) and at least 2 Little Ringed Plover. All in all a productive day ..............pity the weather wasn't a bit better, cold and a bit of drizzle (roll on the impending heat wave!!)



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