Saturday, 26 March 2022

Hollesley and Minsmere again March

14th March

Light is getting better after work giving me at least an hours birding on patch at Hollesley. Bat species one of the pipistrelles i think. Also minimum of 10 Caspian Gulls and 3 Yellow legged gulls. 116 Pintail is my highest total and just shy of the site record of 118. 

19th March 

Hollesley a second winter Caspian gull from the river wall. 

Bird of the morning though was actually a 1st winter Kittiwake.  

After doing the patch i had another trip to Minsmere. The Lesser Yellowlegs was my target and i managed to see this in the Konik field, Distant but good scope views.

Garganey was also a highlight as were the 2 Smew, Adders and a 2nd winter Caspian gull and 2 Adult Yellow legged gulls.

A Great White egret flew in front of Bittern hide as did a Bittern. Chiffchaffs were a highlight as was my first Sandwich Tern of the year.

Today the 26th of March 
Nipped back onto the patch and spent pretty much all day here at Hollesley. 4 Fieldfare over the garden to start, the the Fallow Deer showed well. 

Chiffchaffs 4 as i walked down to the flash, then a nice surprise were 3 Garganey 2 Drakes and a female. 74 Whitefronts, 24 Barnacles geese 100+ Pintail a Green Sandpiper, 2 White Wagtail also a highlight. 

 The sun brought out the Stonechats.

6 Dunlin showed some sign of the long billed sub species.

 Finally a sleepy Bar-tailed godwit on the flash was a year tick.

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