Sunday, 16 March 2014

Washes spring into action

Lovely fresh, bright and breezy this afternoon on the Washes.  The drake American Wigeon was feeding happily on the lovely looking flood north of Earith.  Couple of shots for the record.  There was at least 1 vocal Med Gull over the Washes and 27 Little Egret.

This Little Egret was fishing constantly in the shallows.  The 2 fields close to the village are often full of herons and egrets and one memorable spring evening many moons ago Cattle Egret, Little Egret  and Night Heron fed in one scopes view here.


Saw close of play for the day at Witcham Gravel, varied gull watching.  Some near and some far I really focused on looking for ghosts.  David Hopkins got me onto the Glaucous Gull at quite close range, although it quickly relocated to join the raft of gulls further out.  A Green Sandpiper giggled maniacally and Grey Partridge, Curlew, Oystercatcher and a Curlew all added their timbre to the night air as a full moon rose over the Fen.  Here be Magic.