Sunday, 22 May 2011

Doxy Marsh

Spent a few hours at Doxy Marsh this afternoon, went there mainly for a walk around, but still found some nice birds along the way.

House Martin Doxy Marsh

On getting to the main body of the reserve there were plenty of House Martins flying around and a few collecting mud from a small pool (the one with a willow heron in). Grabbed a few shots before moving on.
The scrape was totally dried out with just a few Canada Geese a sinle Lapwing to be seen.
Walking along the river a couple of Sedge Warbler showed nicely, and more House Martin plus Swift and Swallow were flying around grabbing the insects.

From the hide there were a good few waders to see a single Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plover and at least 5 Ringed Plover, also there were Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, 2 Common Terns and Great Crested Grebe.

Liitle Ringed Plover Doxy Marsh

Dunlin and Little Ringed Plover Doxy Marsh

A bonus was seeing a pair of class 379's 023 and 024 on test, these units are to be used between Liverpool St and Stanstead Airport.

New class 379 EMU's on test numbers 023 and 024.

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