Sunday, 29 September 2013

Its Ruff at the Farm!

There was only one place to go today with more NE to E winds without so much cloud cover this time but the weather was still too good not to be there! The wind was much stronger but would it be enough to push a MEGA onto the Farm?!

The morning was moving along slowly with a few Swallow and a group of Cormorant flying in leaving and then returning to leave again without setting feet on the lake! Wigeon numbers were up slightly. The Farm does not normally hold many of this species.
A Buzzard flew E before a Ruff appeared completing a circuit of the lake before setting down on the exposed edges on the main island. The moorhens seemed to take exception to its arrival but the bird stood fast and took a welcome rest!

Next to appear was an Arctic Tern which was briefly seen from the hide before Nick and Tank had it quartering the S lake before it departed W. Pinpoint re-located the Pintail on 100 Acre whilst leading a group of Ramblers on a tour of the Farm.
(Ringed Plover)
Tank in his regular Sunday walk around the site had found three Ringed Plover on the lagoons. Pinpoint and I took a walk over the mound and walked the lagoons. A Wheatear that had showed well for the Ramblers could not be found.

The weather continues to look good for the coming week which means I could have a few nervous moments as my phone goes off whilst at work!

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