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 Post subject: Frampton Marsh 15/4
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:02 pm 
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Another very blustery visit to Frampton Marsh made birding tricky with few sheltered spots. A productive and enjoyable 7 hours covering the reserve though.

Migrants;
Yellow Wagtail - 2
White Wagtail - 14
Sedge Warbler - 3
Chiffchaff - 2
Blackcap - 1
Wheatear - 5
Swallow - 1
Little Ringed Plover - 2
Common Tern - 1

Wet grassland
Relocated the adult Black Brant late afternoon associating with c.300 Dark bellied Brent and showing well. Also noted;
Dunlin - 32
Black-tailed Godwit - 6
Ringed Plover - 18
Avocet - 23
Ruff - 8
Redshank - 24
Lapwing - 52
Oystercatcher - 5
Pintail - 6 (3m+3f)
Mallard - 10
Teal - 37
Shelduck - 83
Dark bellied Brent - 126 but flocks mobile coming in and out to bathe
Wigeon - 95
Greylag - 6
Tufted Duck - 4
Gadwall - 38
Little Egret - 5
Reed Bunting - 1
Corn Bunting - 1
Skylark - few singing

Scrapes
Black-tailed Godwit - 21
Ruff - 7
Avocet - 53
Lapwing - 10
Ringed Plover - 3
Dunlin - 11
Dark bellied Brent - 110 but flocks coming and going as birds came in to bathe
Shoveler - 34
Shelduck - 25
Wigeon - 17
Teal - 4
Tufted Duck - 4
Little Egret - 1
Black headed Gull - sev hundred

Reedbed
Pochard - 4
Tufted Duck - 14
Black headed Gull - few hundred in breeding colony.

Saltmarsh
Linnet - c.40
Meadow Pipit - 2
Curlew - 4


Matthew


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