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RSPB Greylake (28/11/2015)

With a weather window of a few hours, I went over to Greylake this morning. So the highlights were:

16 Cranes flying overhead at 8:40 heading west, however 13 cranes flew back at 9:30. No idea if these were the same ones.

3 Marsh Harriers - One close to the hide putting all the ducks up, 2 interacting with each other slightly further away. One appeared to drop something at one point.

1 Peregrine - In the dead tree for most of the time, then gone

Kingfisher (Male) - Brief appearance in front of hide.

1 Godwit - Not sure whether it was Black-Tail or Bar-Tail

Plenty of Wigeon, Teal, Mallard & Shoveler

Pleny of Snipe - Some close to the hide

Huge flocks of Lapwing and Golden Plover - Probably the largest I have ever seen in the area. Best views from the screen not hide at the far end of the reserve. Most of these birds appeared to being pushed up from the far west end as small flocks that grew into a super size flock.

3 Roe Deer

Amazing waves of starlings at dawn flying low over the hide.

Well worth it before the wind and rain arrive (will post a few images later on my Flickr site)

Re: RSPB Greylake (28/11/2015)

I should have braved the walk to the viewing screen...

A large flock of Golden Plover landed in the field on the other side of the road, opposite the main entrance as I was leaving.

Also a woodpecker was using the feeder near the entrance in the reserve.