Friday, 22 April 2011

Tuning in to the 'Channel' at Manor Fm.

 I paid a return visit to Manor Farm late this afternoon, with the intention of finding the Wagtail that had originally been identified as a Blue-headed, but now confirmed as a 'Channel' thanks to Chris's excellent photos( see http://manorfarmbirding.blogspot.com/ )
 When I arrived I could only find 5 Yellow Wagtails in the Sheep field and another 6 around the pits, so I took a look around. Waterfowl was sparse with just a couple of Mutes, a few Canadas, 3 Gadwall, a handful of Tufteds and about a dozen Mallards. Waders comprised of 2 Little-ringed Plovers and a couple of Lapwings. A single Little Egret and a Grey Heron paddled in the shallows.
 The Jackdaws in the tree above the pond were making quite a row today and this sparked off the local Little Owl. This gave me the opportunity to creep up  and get this dodgy pic of it.

I then moved back up to the top of the field, where as Chris had predicted the Yellow Wagtail numbers had started to build up, within in excess of 25 birds, and eventually I found the 'Channel in amongst them. A very smart bird and well worth the time put in to find it.

1 comment:

  1. Success at last eh Rob! I'm glad someone else has finally connected with the Channel in the flesh.

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