Lucky by then I had seen all that I could see a round the lake and fields,it was Hampreston Fields that came up with the new birds for March and what a nice species to find my first for the site to boot.
While scanning the fields from the west bank going through the Swans and hoping for a Bewicks as one was reported earlier at Harbribge,but the were all Mute Swans I noticed a cock pheasant by some scrub.Then I started to look at the few remaining pools that were left after the recent flooding and found 16 wonderful Black-tailed Godwits.
|Two of 16 Black-tailed Godwits|
The lakes were very quiet again though 16 pochard still remained on North Lake, walking along the west bank again I came across some Long-tailed Tits I watched these for a bit hoping other birds would be tagging along with them and they were this technique of standing watching and listing gave me another new bird with a Goldcrest. Their were 4 in total and I watched these for a while hoping as the were in and out of the brambles they would bring out a firecrest with them but this did not happen. Still it was nice watching these tiny birds zipping about searching for insects, along with these there were 4 very active Chiffchaff also here and there seaching for food.
|South Lake looking back towards the North shore|
Great Crested Grebe
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Long tailed Tit