10 April 2013

The patch: 10 April

A very quiet couple of hours at the patch late this afternoon produced c50 Meadow Pipit (mainly migrants feeding in a large flock some 30-40 strong), 1 Redshank, 1 Chiffchaff (H), 3 Common Snipe, 3 Little Egret, 1 Reed Bunting and 2 Greylag Geese W on Staines Moor, and 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Shelduck W, a pair of Northern Shoveler, and a flock of c35 Fieldfare and c20 Redwing on Stanwell Moor.

The water levels on the pools have dropped considerably which is a shame, however, 31 cows have been put out to graze - bring on those wagtails!

Weather: Overcast (8 oktas), light but cool SE wind, rain towards dusk.

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