Monday, 21 February 2011

Stayed close to home venturing over to Welney only for a spot of lunch at the hide. On the way there by way of Runcton Holme, we saw Egyptian Geese (27) and eight Goosander (1 male, 7 female/first-years). Welney itself was interesting with hundreds of Black-tailed Godwit and Golden Plover over the flooded fields. Other species of interest seen here included: Marsh Harrier (2), Avocet (3), Pink-footed Goose (1), Ruddy Duck (1), Tree Sparrow (6+) and an escaped Greater Flamingo complete with coloured ring reading M30 on the right leg! Driving back to the cottage we counted three Barn Owls and briefly stopping to view Tottenhill Gravel Pits we saw four Goldeneye (2 males, 2 females).

Barn Owl

Greater Flamingo


Ruddy Duck

Whooper Swan

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