Since the shallow floods were frozen over, ducks were restricted to the waters deep inside the channel of the Brede, where a dozen Teal and a pair of Wigeon joined Little Grebes and Moorhens.
Snipe, however, were able to probe between the tufts of juncus, from which about 50 flew up, and single Water Pipits were on the marsh and further east along the Brede.
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Archive for December 29th, 2008
The shore provided the highlights this morning with 86 Knot, 32 Grey Plover, 370 Dunlin, 350 Oystercatcher and 122 Curlew all feeding along the shore, a Merlin was also present along Shore ridges. Yesterdays highlights from Castle Water included a Firecrest and Treecreeper in the scrub at the southern end ot the main pit, the latter being unusual around the pit margins.