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Archive for May 8th, 2009
A wood sandpiper, two grey plovers and a little ringed plover were seen at the ARC site. Late in the day a spoonbill flew past Boulderwall Farm and appeared to land on Denge Marsh.
Thursday 7th May
Novelties today included 3 Willow Warblers around Toot Rock and 1/2 Whinchats along the RM Canal.
Overhead, several Swifts and 2 Sand Martins passed through and an enigmatic drake Pochard was seen in flight.
But the weirdest sight of all was oddly shapped bird which flew in over the Pannel Scrape. It turned out to be a GC Grebe holding its neck up vertically like an origami crane. It continued to fly in this strange fashion as it headed off E. Read the rest of this entry »