Saturday, 11 March 2017

Castlemartin Corse

WEBS this morning with Rob and Christine Lewis and Mike Robinson. 13 greylags upstream on the wet meadows, 60 teal, 3 mallard, 1 grey heron. A cormorant flew in from the coast. The fen meadow was once again lifting with snipe - we counted over 130, but movements of small parties over the reedbed suggested the true total may be much higher. 7 lapwing were displaying noisily over the reedbed; a moment of drama as a goshawk powered through, dwarfing the lapwing that mobbed it doggedly until it was out of sight. And we flushed a short-eared owl from the fen meadow.