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Sunday, 16 May 2010

One of those evenings

One of those nights when the light was fading and it was a quick visit.

Redshank were present and Moorhen fighting until big brother the Coot came along and split them up. The male Gadwall was on his own and he looked sorry for himself. I'm not sure if she has been lost or is nesting somewhere. May have gone off with someone else! I attach a rather poor record shot of the Little Grebe, just so you know there is a pair on site, honest!

Again a pair of Godwit were around the margins but it was too dark to obtain a photo, the sun casting long dark shadows. The lapwing was in the winter wheat field and subsequently raised a brood here. A few weeks later, I watched with great trepidation as the parents led them across the road, with 32 tonners hurtling along! (I ended up playing some sort of school crossing warden, advising a couple of cars of the circumstances. A pair of Grey Wagtails pooped in for a wash and brush up as the sun set. (too much 'ello 'ello!)

On the fence a male Linnet was looking singing away, protecting his territory and looking after his Mrs who was feeding on the dandelion seed heads.

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