Thursday, 2 March 2017

Cranes.......What Cranes !!!

Tuesday (27th Feb) and a trip to Sandwich Bay resulted in no cranes, (did I really think I would see some lol) and an empty Restharrow hide bar a few Duck so a hasty retreat back to Grove where the menu was not a great deal better. 100 plus Lapwings on the mud from the viewing ramp and plenty of Reed Buntings, Finches and Tits in the surrounding ramp bushes. The Feast hide was as you would expect with Duck present in fairly good numbers. A solitary Water Pipit was seen again, a Little Grebe was present as was a Green Sandpiper and 6 Tufted Duck were close in to the hide providing a subject for the camera.

I called into the Stodmarsh end of the reserve on the way home, checking the Reed Bed Hide as I have not been there for a few weeks and was quite surprised to see 3 Pintail, a drake and 2 ducks, somewhat bolstering  a rather poor return for my day's effort. Not a lot else, another Green Sandpiper, 5 Marsh Harriers high in the air together and a Common Buzzard drifted South over the hide.

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