Wednesday 8th March

It was very windy for my Meadow visit today which always makes for difficult birding conditions, especially on the Meadow where there is no shelter. Similar birds to recently though with some small changes which is what keeps patch workers interested. On the wader front 2 REDSHANK (the rest may be by the river of course), 1 OYSTERCATCHER and today there were 4 DUNLIN. Ducks were represented by 4 SHELDUCK, a few PINTAIL and 4 GOOSANDER (1 drake) today. The gull roost was smaller than ever but there was still something of interest: the common gull passage continues with about 10 birds today and in amongst a very small number of larger gulls there were two 2nd winter YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS.

Two of the four shelduck

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