Brent Closer

Saturday 4th April 2015
The PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE was at Hock Ditch over the morning high tide, allowing closer study than my view last Sunday. With a north-westerly wind there wasn't much else of note; the only waders being an Oystercatcher, a Little Egret and two Curlews. Thirty-odd Meadow Pipits appeared to be fresh migrants, as were three Swallows in the cow field behind the sewage works.

In the afternoon I visited Ashleworth Ham, hoping to connect with the recent Garganey. I circumnavigated the reserve via footpaths and roads but there was no sign of it. I did come across four Whooper Swans, a group of three adults and one immature, an there were also small numbers of wintering ducks still lingering including a Pintail.
The four Whoopers at Ashleworth Ham
Lots of Cuckoo Flowers coming into flower

Stank Lane


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