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Greylake Monday 23 11.45 -16.00

It was indeed a very good day at Greylake. In addition to the above, a pair of great spotted woodpeckers at the car park feeder, a pair of stonechats, male posing nicely on a reed near the main hide, A peregrine put up the ducks at 12.10, but failed to make a kill. Wrens all over the place, at one time there were four along the fence by the hide. The peregrine reappeared about 15.00 looking splendid on the fence, and then another, which seemed to catch a teal. The first bird dropped down and headed along the fence, and took what looked like a part eaten corpse up on to the tallest pylon.

The first group of starlings came over 15.55, very high and unusually in a tight bunch, followed by two large flocks flying quite low at 16.00.

Re: Greylake Monday 23 11.45 -16.00

Some lovely pictures on your website David, including some great shots of a Water Pipit on the ice (labelled Meadow Pipit 1-4). Compare the dark legs, thick breast streaking, whitish supercillium and general colder plumage tones to the Meadow Pipit (number 5 in the series).

Re: Greylake Monday 23 11.45 -16.00

Thank you Joe. A careless mistake. Apologies to anyone else who was misled. The website has been 'updated' and the gallery in question now contains both Meadow and Water Pipits.