Friday, 10 September 2010

Autumn Ducks in.

 I can't believe I haven't been down to Gayhurst Quarry for over a fortnight. So late afternoon I thought I ought to check out what had been happening.
 Fishermans Pit was practically empty with just a couple of Great-crested Grebes and Drakey Wigeon.
On Spinney Pit the Swan family is intact, but the Great-cresteds seem to be down to two fast growing youngsters.
 Wildfowl were the noticeable arrivals to the site with over 350 Greylags in the field below the pits. A quick scan through revealed about 20 Canadas and a single Egyptian.
 Motorway Pit was heaving with ducks and other than the 300 or so introduced Mallards, an impressive flock of around 70 Gadwall were new in as well as 30 odd Wigeon, 5 Teal and 2 Shoveler.
 72 Mute Swans were on this pit, although the Swan family seem to have disappeared with the exception of the Polish youngster,although she seems O.K.
 A hundred or so Lapwings were scattered around the site as well as 6 Little Egrets.

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