Wednesday, 6 September 2017


Hadn't done too well on my last few visits to my local patch Marsh Lane but did much better this morning.

On the car park feeders a Great Spotted Woodpecker was busy feeding and didn't fly off when I parked nearby.

As I entered the CP hide a couple of friends (John H and Glen G) already there had found a Greenshank and kindly put me onto it. Hadn't seen one for a couple of years and the best wader for me here since the three Bar-tailed Godwits in the spring.

For a while the Greenshank fed alongside a Common Snipe which was my first for a few months.

In the reeds in front of the N Causeway hide a young Water Rail was having a good preen in the morning sunshine.

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