Wednesday, 19 September 2007


This barnacle goose had a bloody drooping wing a week ago but seems ok, hit the wires possibly. The male blackbird still moulting head feathers feeding up on plump blackberries. Up to 5 dunlin and a ringed plover feeding in ideal wader mud! This years young dabchick not as terrified as the parents, feeding right in front of the hide. A flock of long tailed tits busy themselves through the hedges, a redshank drops in for 5 minutes and a male teal is almost in pristine condition. Summer is over,and you can feel the change, birds are restless, autumn migration is under way.

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