Saturday, March 13, 2010

Webs Count etc..

It was that part of the month again today where i take part in the national webs count and i covered my two sections between New Holland and Barrow Haven and New Holland and Goxhill Haven.The highlight between New Holland and Barrow Haven were 3 cracking adult Whooper Swan on Fairfield Pit,which showed brilliantly calling and displaying to each other until a local male Mute Swan took a disliking to them and chased them off and they flew onto the humber,superb birds and a personal favourite!.The best birds between New Holland and Goxhill included a 1st winter female Scaup on the humber with the diving duck flock,which also contained 128 Goldeneye and 49 Tufted Duck,2 Pink-footed Geese on a riverside pasture and an adult female Marsh Harrier which flew west.I also walked the river bank between Goxhill Haven and East Halton Skitter enjoying superb views of a lovely Barn Owl hunting the saltmarsh,a pair of Marsh Harrier watched nest building and displaying and my first Grey Wagtail's of the year,with 2 flying west up river.A nice day out on the old stomping ground!!.

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