Sunday, 2 April 2017

Longham Patch 2nd April

Went back to Longham  today with my son, but found the car park mega full as the canoeists were there in force this afternoon so parked at Green Lane and walked down past the horse paddocks.
Chiffchaffs and Chaffinches singing away as we walked down the lane, out on north lake it looked like most of the Tufted Duck were on the water with a few med gulls and G C Grebes.
A Cetti’s Warbler was calling on the western side of the lake, scanning over the fields I found the Great White Egret down on the river  up stream from the dead tree, going through my records I have seen Great White Egrets ( most likely the same individual or one of the three) more than Little Egrets this year 17 times, also there was 2 Shelduck in the pool in the shire horse field. We did not stay long as Dan as been very unwell most of the year and was starting to feel a bit under weather especial in the sunny parts round the were it was quite warm, so we made our way back the same way as we came in  and found a Great Spotted Woodpecker, but still no sign of those darn Bullfinches. 
One from earlier  Great White Egret

Shelduck one of a pair in the flooded pool in the field

Male Chaffinch that was singing is heart out.

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