Thursday, 24 April 2008

Godwits in Bedford and the Lark that got away in Norfolk ........

Black Tailed Godwits Fenlake Meadows Bedford.Part of a lingering group of 23 an unusual Bedfordshire record. Followed in recent days by a good passage of birds including Little Gulls, Black Terns an impressive influx of arctic Terns with 50+ over the main Lake at Priory c.p. one afternoon.

Redstart Holme - 1 of a pair. A morning spent at Snettisham had produced nice views of a male Ring Ouzel, singing Grasshopper warbler as well as Yellow Wagtail and Sedge Warbler - but not the Gargeney lurking out on Ken Hill marsh. With the addition of the Redstarts, and the Pochards posing for the camera all was well - until news broke of the Black Lark at Winterton. Sadly the news really seemed to have arrived too late, with too far to go to expect to see the bird that night. It was seen briefly by a lucky few early the following morning ..... but turned out to be a birders worse nightmare , the Sunday night special that effectively dissappears ... to the great dissappointment of those who chose to travel hoping it would remain and show well the next day.

Red Crested Pochard Holme

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