Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Marshside RSPB 13th March 2011

Still feeling a little poorly from India, a couple of hours birding therapy at Marshside
would put me back on the road to recovery. My girlfriend dropped me at the
reserve and i spent most of the time sat comfortably in Nel's hide.
As always at Marshside there was a lot to see.

Golden Plover c650, Black-Tailed Godwit 1000+ plus a few Ruff. Lots of the commoner
wildfowl; Pintail, Wigeon, Gadwall and Teal, one of which had been killed by an immature
Great-Black Backed Gull, something i've seen several times here.

I counted 39 Avocet on the reserve. 32 from Sangrounder's with 7 from Nel's. The
volunteers were preparing the nesting areas for them. Amazing to think that you had
to travel to East Anglia to see these birds in the eighties!


Tufted Duck

The Avocets return

Little Grebe

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