Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Burwell Birding

I figured the Ouse Washes would be well covered with a new generation of Cambs birders trying to connect with the first Cambs Black-winged Pratincole since 1982 so I decided on Saturday evening to pop down to Burwell - my other regular Ely 10 birding spot. Although it will never hold quite the same appeal as the washes it still gives some quality birding. Plenty of exposed mud now - a good mix of waders with 14 Green Sand, 3 Common Sand, 4 Dunlin, 4 LRP, 2 Greenshank, 2 Blackwit and a "wisp" of snipe including a single flock of 21 flying around the car park area as well as triple figure Lapwings. No rarities but a lovely evening ended with a good number of Yellow Wags flying around the fields and tarmac track and a cracking fly by male Marsh harrier.
Male Marsh harrier flying to roost

Yellow Wagtail