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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Newton Marsh – Wigeon

Popped down to Newton Marsh at first light... relatively quiet, plenty of Wigeon were in evidence both on the water and feeding on the meadow. A Mute Swan swam majestically by as they tend to do, at least six Shelduck, Lapwing, Oystercatcher and Redshank far off on the marsh, so numbers difficult for me to establish. A small number of Teal were also on site. A female Reed Bunting popped into the nearest Hawthorn tree.

Up at Clifton Marsh a pair of Kestrels were consummating their relationship and similarly two Grey Partridge while a single male Pheasant was feeding in the field.

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