Thursday, 10 August 2017

Thursday August 10

Sunny with a light westerly breeze. I decided on a shortened visit this morning parking at Church Farm and walking down to the flash field from there.

The wildfowl totals are on the rise, with five Teal, 35 Mallard, and 100 Greylag Geese, while 16 Green Sandpipers was my highest count this year and matched a total Mike counted on August 1. Sadly, my faint hopes that the Great White Egret might still be around were dashed, although I did see an adult Little Egret.

In fact the surprise highlight was a new record count, without trying too hard, of 21 House Sparrows. They were almost all around the hedgerow and new iron clad farm buildings below Church Farm.

House Sparrows
It comes to something when a good count of House Sparrows is the main talking point of the visit though.

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