Saturday, 23 February 2008

Duck Phase

Have I ever mentioned that I hate the wind?
I decided to go up the coast today, to East Chevington, Duridge Pools and Cresswell Pond.
Nothing much at East Chevington again today apart from 11 Oystercatcher, 4 Greylag Geese, 4 Mallard 50+ Wigeon and 8 Goldeneye. I was hoping to see the Bittern that has been so frequently seen here in recent months but that was just a pipe dream.
On to Duridge Pools next were I saw 12 Teal, 4 Shellduck, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Goldeneye and 1 Female Red Breasted Merganser.
It seemed to be the turn of the Goldeneye in the Duck Phase today as I also saw 10 more at Cresswell pond along with 50+ Lapwing, 4 Mallard, 1 Shoveler,60 + Wigeon, 12 Teal, 10 Tufted Duck,2 Scaup,1 Male Red Breasted Merganser, 3 Mute Swan, 1 Kestrel and 100+ Pink Footed Geese a few fields away.
I wonder what Duck will be the feature of the Duck Phase next time? Oh wait a minute I forgot I don't care. Still no Bloody Water Rail!
I wonder why the water level was so high everywhere today? I didn't think it had rained that much over night.
Bring on the spring!

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