Tuesday, 3 May 2011


Walking round this evening and I came across this Yellow Wagtail (pic 1). The bird was scratching around one of the recently completed landfill cells which at the moment is still to be vegetated. Unfortunately we have lost Yellow Wagtail as a breeding bird at Beddington due to the landfill operations despite it being a target species in the conservation management plan. It was quite sad to see a lone bird flying around looking for somewhere suitable.
However on my way back I checked in on the reed bed that we planted last year (pic 2). This has been causing me concerns recently as nothing appeared to be growing but praise the lord- today suddenly and seemingly out of the blue- there are green shoots everywhere!
Onwards and upwards!!!
Also tonight 3 Greeenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear and 2 Teal.

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