Monday, 11 April 2011

A Trip to the Manor

With everyone saying how good Manor Farm was looking lately, I took a look in this afternoon. It is starting to look good, but I was quite dismayed to see 5 people working on site. There has been a lot of tree planting going on recently so I'm not sure if that's what they were up to.
 I needn't really have worried as there were still a few good birds on site. Definitely 4 Little Ringed Plovers, possibly 6, 2 Green Sandpipers, an Oystercatcher and 4 Lapwings were the waders on offer. Asingle Little Egret, 3 Gadwall, a few Mallards and a couple of Canada Geese  made up the bigger stuff.
 Spring migrants were well represented by Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, at least 5 handsome Yellow Wagtails, 30 or 40 Sand Martins, a dozen Swallows and a single House Martin.
 Finally a Little Owl was calling from one of the pollarded Willows along the south shore

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