Friday, 11 December 2009
Afternoon visit to Abberton Reservoir
Layer de la haye Causeway; BEWICK'S SWAN 3 (2ad + 1 juv), ROCK PIPIT unrung bird in SE corner
Layer Breton Causeway: BITTERN 1 in reeds by the weir showing well; SPOONBILL 2 juveniles; PEREGRINE 1; BARN OWL 1 at the west end not seen this species here lately probably due the destruction of the nesting box of the pair in Wigborough bay?
SMEW 1 redhead; CANADA GOOSE 1 small race bird seen to the east of the causeway but distant. Looked good for Richardson's with white lower neck band. Better views needed.(Adrian Kettle)
Inset photo: the recent SPOTTED SANDPIPER (AK)