Thursday, 24 March 2016

That was the week that was, almost

20th - 24th March 2016

Bit of local stuff and a bit of out of County stuff, just. Local stuff included Caldecote flood meadows, Mansetter heights, and Shustoke Res. plus Middleton Lakes and Chasewater. Enjoyed my visit to Chasewater, walked all the way round which was a first and met some old friends which is always good. The object of the walk was to try and find the Ring necked Duck which had taken up residence.Initially there was no sign but it was eventually found asleep on the far side of the 'Swag'.When it did wake up it was a very smart drake. Well worth the effort.
The other walks were less rewarding in Birding terms. Still flocks of Redwing about but no sign of any Fieldfare. A walk round Shustoke produced a small flock 8 or so Bramblings in Alders at the east end and a single Redshank was seen but apart from the duck that was the highlight of the week so far.

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