"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The same but somewhat different

Extraordinary how the same location at different times can give some quite different records( birds ). Yesterday Andy recorded from the sea at Holme and the grazing marsh, locations that I covered between 2.30 and 4.00, the same day. The sea provided a Bonxie over the shore which then retreated out of the Wash and apart from the now omni-present Barn Owls and Short-eared Owl a ring tail Hen Harrier appeared over Lavender Marsh and moved rapidly east. The north fields of the gazing marsh held a terrific range and number of birds, as Andy had noted, but my count of Lapwing was 275 with only 4 Ruff. Meanwhile a group of at least 20 Dunlin had joined the crowd. All really confirming the dynamic nature of the bird populations in this area.

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