Monday 23 February 2009

Sunday was WeBS day

Visited Druridge briefly on Sunday to do the WeBS count before the match, it was a nice sunny morning, though the westerly had a bit of a bite. Nothing startling on the WeBS, but the duck numbers are up on the Budge fields now the cows have munched their way through the veg, it's looking canny for the spring now.

There was a a flock of 350 black-headed gulls on the field by the haul road, a scan through them only turned up 3 common gulls in their midst, there was two good flock of lapwings with 113 west of the Budge fields and 286 on them. Ducks were:

wigeon 136
teal 149
mallard 26
shoveler 15

My other WeBS site, Ellington Pond is usually pretty much deserted, but it was jammed with wildfowl (by Ellington Pond standards) on Sunday including 6 tufted ducks, 29 mallard and 12 gadwall.

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