Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Early start

Yellowhammer...always lovely to see and hear
The only pic I could get of one of the Willow Warblers

A curious herd managing land around the Eastern pool.

Decided to do a quick tour of the local ponds. A lot of water still lying about but plant machinery had disturbed Longhist flash at first light so only a couple of Mallard and a pair of little Grebes here. At Linton the ponds held a variety of wildfowl including Wigeon, Teal, Gadwall, Tufted, Canada and Grey-lag Goose as well as Coot and Moorhen but nothing exciting, In the woods to the north of the main pool there were 3 Willow Warblers the only migrant seen. On the way home I called in at Bothal pond but there is a lot of water here and pretty much the same as Linton except for a couple of Goldeneye and a few Mute swans. Nothing of much note to pass on to Alan Tilmouth who was also at Bothal this morning.

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