Sunday, 24 February 2013

More Wind Turbines

 An application for 4 more to built close to the existing Wind Farm on Walland Marsh!

After spending yesterday making some preparations for the house move, I was looking forward to getting out and about today. Peering out the bedroom window and seeing the car with a covering of snow the enthusiasm started to wane. After a full English I made my way to the Marsh.
From the Woolpack Inn several 100s of Greylag Geese with 6 Tundra Bean Geese and 75 Greater White-fronted Geese in the fields with a Common Buzzard and 2 Marsh Harriers over. From the triangle the Bewick Swan herd could be seen distantly, 2 more Marsh Harriers over and of note a Jay.
As I parked the car at the fishing boats the 3w Glaucous Gull flew in and landed beside the car (more pictures of the beast) On the sea 100s of Great Crested Grebes feeding still with much smaller numbers of Guillemots, but still many Auks tooing and froing off shore along with some Gannets and Kittiwakes, but no sign of passage.
A wander round the Lade Pits which are a little more sheltered from the easterly blast found 6 Goldeneye, 1 Great White Egret and several squealing Water Rails.
From the causeway 2 more Great White Egrets on the New Diggings and a red head Smew of note, on the ARC 5 red head Smew among the common wildfowl.
Coming home across Walland some of the Geese had relocated to the triangle but I was to cold to go through them.  

1 comment:

  1. The Glaucous is moulting out the head and breast feathers rather nicely should looking a superb bird when complete that's if it still about ... Fingers crossed ..