Tuesday, 7 February 2017

 Long-eared Owls at the Dipping Pool
After another day of doctors appointments I managed to get out for the last couple of hours of daylight at the reserve. As I drove past Cook's Pool I could see the Ring-necked Duck and 2 Great White Egrets there. At the 2 Long-eared Owls were showing nicely behind the Dipping Pool. Between there and Dengemarsh another Great White Egret and 2 Marsh Harriers, a Great-spotted Woodpecker and Cetti's Warbler. Back at Makepiece the Gulls were coming in including a different 1w Iceland Gull from yesterday (but looks like one of The Patch birds) A first of the year for me in the form of a 3w Yellow-legged Gull and a 1w Caspian Gull, as well as all the usual wildfowl. Not a bad couple of hours and only a 2 minute drive from home.
1w Iceland Gull 

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