24.03.13. Birdlog

24.03.13. Birdlog

24.03.13. Black-tailed Godwits, Ince-Holpool Gutter fields. Stuart Maddocks.

60 Black-tailed Godwit in flooded fields by the Ince-Holpool gutter. Images by Stuart Maddocks.

24.03.13. Black-tailed Godwits, Ince, Stuart Maddocks.

Godscroft Lane area: 6+ Brambling, 7 Redwing, 3 Buzzard (1 trying to pinch dead Wood Pigeon behind a Willow), 4 Sparrowhawk attacks and Great Spotted Woodpecker on numerous occasions.

Observer: Paul Crawley

Adult male Hen Harrier over No 6 tank then dropped down in bare patch among the reeds followed by a flock of 30+ Linnet mobbing him. The harrier was seen later along Lordship Lane flushing 20 Curlew from a field. 2 Common Snipe were also along the edge of the field . 100+ Meadow Pipits, 18 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing and 20 Linnets in the horse paddock feeding in patches of grass left by melting snow . 6 Black-tailed Godwit flew over, 100’s of Canada Geese, 3 Raven, 20 Lapwing, 3 Golden Plover and 10 Curlew on track to Marsh Farm but still no sign of Wheatear.

Observers: Guido D’Isidoro, Frank Duff