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marshside 4th Jan

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John Catt
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marshside 4th Jan

Post by John Catt » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:24 pm

High tide today, Merlin, Short eared owl, 2 Kestrels, Little Egret, plenty of Redshanks, massive flock of Widgeon, plenty meadow pipits, shovelers, shell ducks and 3 grey heron.

Dave Eyes
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Post by Dave Eyes » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:50 pm

Wed 13th Jan
Bitterly cold and visibility was awful due to the drifting snow. However, did manage to see a male hen harrier hunting over the marsh and a female merlin sat on a fence post. Usual waders and wildfowl. Large groups of starling, linnet and skylark.

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