Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Friday, 17 April 2009

Hart and Wansbeck

Goldilocks buttercup...Scotch gill
Goosander pair at Highford bridge

Green alkanet at Longwitton dene

Barren strawberry at Longwitton dene

Great horsetail at Abbey woods

Keeping local at the moment. Started early afternoon with a walk through Scotch gill. Plenty of singing Blackcaps and Willow warblers. Nothing much on the river except a pair of Goosanders. Further upstream my first Sand martins of the year, about 30 with 2 Swallow among them at Lowford bridge. Drove to Longwitton dene on the river Hart. A good spot but a bit early for migrants. Plenty of plants starting to come into flower. Angerton lake was quiet with a pair of Goldeneye the only wildfowl of note. 7 Fieldfares were the first I have seen for a few weeks.

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