Saturday, October 16, 2004

Rock Pipits at Prior's Fen

I had an expedition to Prior's Fen this morning. The highlights were:
Rock Pipit, 2
Pink-footed Geese, 45,
Saker, 1, massive bird hunting the abundant wildfowl,
Jack Snipe, 1
Snipe, 7,
Dunlin, 7,
Ruff, 6,
Redshank, 1
Pintail, 2
Brambling, 2 over
Also there were hundreds of Wigeon, Golden Plover and Lapwings.
The Rock Pipits liked the flooded area under some old concrete sleepers pield up high - the closest to a rocky shoreline in the area. Though close, they were very hard to photograph, as they liked to hide behind the 'rocks'.
The Pink-feet were settled at the edge of one of the pits, but decided to depart north at about 8am, perhaps inspired the arrival of the monstrous Saker.

Rock Pipits, Prior's Fen, Cambs,16.10.04.

Rock Pipit, Prior's Fen, Cambs,16.10.04.

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