Thursday, 9 August 2018

Beddington Farm - Back to the Smoke!!

The journey back to the smoke was trouble free and we arrived at Beddington Farm at around 1630hrs. We were both confident that the day list would gain several common species that we had not bumped into thus far.

100 Acre is the best area for shorebirds at present so we hot footed it taking a quick look over the North Lake as we made our way to this area. Shelduck and a family party of Tufted duck were noted both species were surprisingly not recorded earlier on in the day!! The area of proposed wet grassland had Green Sandpiper on the edge of what can only be described as a puddle in the SW corner.
Jim’s bed on 100 Acre was littered with Moorhen who seemed to be enjoying the low water levels allowing wading access to most parts of the bed. A Ringed Plover and Little Ringed Plover were noted along the edges of the main island.
Common and Green Sandpiper were also present on this bed along with some regular passerines that were added to the days total.

The final total was 91 species which included a Yellow-legged Gull on Jim’s.
A very enjoyable day indeed!

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