Monday, 4 October 2010

Arlington and The ARC Pit

An hour spent at Arlington this afternoon looking at the Buff-breasted Sandpiper and chatting.
The scruffy juv Avocet was still present looking like someone has tried to strangle it along with 4 Dunlin and 2 Ringed  Plovers.
Managed an hour this evening in the hide at the ARC Pit. This produced 4 Black Terns swooping and diving and devouring the myriad of newly hatched bugs that covered the surface. 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 golden Plover, 4 Pintail and plenty of Teal, Shoveller, Gadwall, Mallard, Wigeon,Pochard and Tufted Duck. 2 Marsh Harriers appeared to go to roost on one of the vegetated islands and 3 Chiffchaffs in bushes by the hide but best of all was a drake Ruddy Duck that DEFRA must have missed.

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