Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Around the patch

I went to Arcot Pond early this morning to see what was around.
5 Greylags were on the water with 7 Mallards, 6 Coot, 2 Mute Swans (nest building) and a few Oystercatchers on the island at the back.
Little grebe called once from the south west reeds and I flushed 4 Reed Buntings from the path.
Willow Warblers and Chiffchaff were in full song all around the area, and 4 House Martins - Patch Tick, hawked over the pond.
I walked home through the scrubland around Beacon Hill, only Yellowhammer and a few Skylark there.
When I first got to Arcot it was misty but it seems to be disappearing a bit so I might get down to ST.Marys this afternoon if I find out which bus gets there.

86 - House Martin

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