Saturday, 6 November 2010

Peregrine and Plovers

Popped to Cresswell for half an hour at the hide to find out I had just missed a Peregrine Falcon, what a shame if I hadn't chopped the veg in preperation for my soup making later today I could of seen it, never mind plenty of other birds to be seen from the hide.
Loads of Gloden Plover were on the sand bank along with Lapwing, Curlew and Redshank. I would of probably guessed they were Golden Plover but a guy pointed them out which isn;t quite the same as discovering them for yourself. Along with the Plover there were very cute Dunlin, now these I did need help on as I thought they were Sanderlings but then again I am often wrong.

Off in the distance I spotted some Golden Eye which were a delight and a couple of Heron were perched at the waters edge. A little Grebe swam out of the reeds and Teal were abundant. Widgeon were dotted about and I spotted 1/2 dozen Snipe near the sand bank which were a delight to watch. A large colony of Whooper Swans dropped in and a first of the season for me which was nice.

All in all a very productive half an hour and with the soup making beckoning I headed home with a smile on my face.

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