Saturday, 2 May 2015

Buckenham strikes again

Buckenham has once again produced the goods, its looking really good down there at the moment with a nice mix of shallow grassy pools, open water, muddy pools and bare mud, so its not surprising that a decent wader turned up eventually. The breeding waders appear to be doing really well, with quite a few Lapwing broods now being seen as well as up to 11 drummong snipe!

Todays highlight was a superb Pectoral Sandpiper, this is my second spring bird in 5 years!

Other bits today included 5 Yellow Wags, 2 Hobby and the first decent arrival of swifts at Buckenham. Strumpshaw early am held 1 grasshopper w, bittern booming, cuckoo showing well breifly, 2 garden warblers giving a bit of a show as well as all other usual common migrants.

These two drake Mandarins are almost certainly the same as the birds seen earlier in the year, they were  on the river at Surlingham  

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