Friday, 1 April 2011


Managed an hour on the Reeveshall seawall on a sunny early afternoon on Friday 1st April. The tide was up so few waders to see and nearly none on the Reeveshall pool, pictured above. Present here were 30 teal, 4 greylag geese, 4 shelduck and 2 lapwings. On the grassland nearby were 60 curlew, while hunting over the more distant fields was a female marsh harrier.

On the Reeveshall saltmarsh were 300 brent geese, 3 little egrets and 100 redshank,while over on Langenhoe were at least 3 marsh harriers flying about.

A pair of Mediterranean gulls flew over calling and a sand martin was also seen over the fields near the Shop Lane wood. Also by the wood was a singing blackcap and chiffchaff while a siskin was seen on a tree-top before flying away. Small numbers of goldfinches, chaffinches and a linnet were seen here too.

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