Saturday, 5 March 2011


Mere side path this morning was awash with bird spotters out to get a glimpse of our star resident female Lesser Pecker, looks like the news has filtered through to the masses. Two more Lessers were calling in Big Wood so be prepared for hordes on Sunday.
Out on the mere we still have a great selection of ducks with Shelduck, Mallard, Teal, Gadwall, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufty, Wigeon and a couple of Goldeneye.
From Bittern Hide yesterday evening 'Boris' was seen skulking in the reeds, hopefully he'll get stuck in with t'other one present and we'll have a breeding pair. That'll then get the RSVP interested and we can then ban fishing, sailing, snorkeling etc...bring it on (getting more grumpy old man as the years go by what).

Spot the Bittern (he's called Boris not Spot by the way)
The Grey Herons this time of year in fact anytime of the year are rather obliging, giving one a decent chance of a nice piccy or two.
Our resident pair of Ravens are gearing up for another breeding season with the male quite vocal at the mo.

Still not sure that Spring has or is about to sprung as today it was decidedly chilly if not dam right freezing. Don't put the thermals away just yet me thinks. Two weeks though and we'll be watching Sand Martins on the mere yippee!


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