West Charleton Marsh - 06.03.2020

Almost more water than marsh after a boggy walk to the hide at West Charleton Marsh today. A Common Snipe, clearly heeding the Corono Virus advice , was self isolating on a small island of grass. 5 seen in total. An unusual view for me of a Red Breasted Merganser, normally seen on the estuary, on the grass of the marsh, near the scrape. Quite a few Moorhens, a Water Rail,several ducks including Wigeon, Teal, Mallard and 8 Shelduck , together with  Canadas and a couple of Mute Swan making the most of the now lake. Only 2 Greenshank,13 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 7 Little Egret and a few Curlew on the Estuary at high tide.

Common Snipe   Red- Breasted Merganser
Common Snipe                         Red- Breasted Merganser

Posted March 6th, 2020 at 6:54 pm by Dave Pakes in Bird News