Tuesday 8 March 2016

Lake works

 The North Lake- some strimming, willow clearance and installation of Shelduck boxes 
 The Southern Lake- extensive clearance of Willows and also installation of Shelduck boxes
 Iaon and Andy modelling a Shelduck box
 The Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers - reinforcements arriving

 This hybrid duck is back (last seen in 2014)- Chestnut Teal x Yellow-billed Pintail??
Hybrid duck in flight

Currently working on the Beddington Farmlands lakes, on willow management, vegetation control on the islands and also the installation of 14 Shelduck boxes. A good day- got the work done that we hoped to achieve. 
The other birders had 50 Snipe, we had a first-winter Caspian Gull, flushed a female Pheasant and also had the hybrid duck. 
Last night had a Tawny Owl calling from the obs. 

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