Doleham again

8th December 2009, Tuesday


I took a telescope down this morning to see if I could count the ducks more easily. I couldn’t, and there are fewer, but still hundreds, plus a pair of Canada Geese and a single Little Grebe.

The scope did come in useful, however, when a Water Pipit landed briefly, allowing me a rare view of its bright supercilium and rather plain back.

A m Marsh Harrier was quartering the reeds again, a flock of 16 Lesser Redpolls twittered overhead and in the sunny treetops a karaoke Starling whistled “Green Sandpiper”.