Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bits and bobs - 23/03/10

Five redwing over the house in the morning were the first of the month for me.

Not much time for birding today but managed a half hour visit to Hasslarpsdammar which is defrosting nicely. The Egyptian goose had moved from Sandön to here just to pollute my optics again. Not much doing here, I was hoping for an early chiffchaff. A buzzard movement was evident overhead and included at least one sparrowhawk. A cold looking redshank huddled on the edge of the water looking lonely and yet another single meadow pipit was recorded. It seems ages since I saw a flock of meadow pipits. Reed bunting sang from the reedbed and coot and tufted duck jostled on the open water.

On the way home we stopped at Ljungbyholm where the flock of 29 whooper swans were present together with curlew (3), ringed plover (6), golden plover (20), dunlin (2) and oystercatcher (1). With tractors still unable to work the land this field could be excellent over the next few weeks.

The weather looks good for spring over-shoots on Thursday and Friday so could be a good weekend in southern Sweden.

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