Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Quality day in the field

Back to work tmw so a long day in the field today was in order, obviously starting on the patch! First hour was quality with cracking views of a hunting female Merlin, 2 Scaup, male Smew and a total 18 Curlew west. even managed this of the Smew!

Then nipped into In-Focus for a tripod repair (cheers Dave) before heading to Langsett. Had a great couple of hours here with 2 Goshawks displaying over the America Plantation in the only sunny spell of the day! this was backed up with 3+ Sprawks, Buzzard, displaying Red Grouse, Curlew,Snipe and Lapwing with lots of Siskin and Fieldfare in evidence also.

A quick blast through the Dearne Valley was fairly unproductive but for a couple of Little Egrets on Old Moor and a lovely big flock of Golden Plover on the fantastic looking Edderthorpe Flash along with 4 Dunlin.

Stopped in at Anglers CP next and quickly picked up the American Wigeon feeding on the grass in front of the hide so nipped round to grab a couple more dodgy pics!

Last stop was back at the mighty Pugneys to check the non-existent Gull roost but did see the 2 Scaup again on the Motorway Pool - the pic below is courtesy of M.Hemingway.

Alli in all a pretty awesome day - defo beats working for a living!!

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