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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Waders at Carlton Marshes

On Saturday 16th August a walk down to Carlton Marshes revealed 2 Green Sandpipers on the Scrape, later another was seen making 3 birds. In the far right hand corner, a golden crowned female Marsh Harrier was perched feeding on something. Further scanning revealed 3 super immature Little Ringed Plovers, 4 juvenile Ruff also flew in on the left and we were busy walking and feeding as they walked west. After the female Marsh Harrier had flown left a Greenshank was seen on the scrape plus a Common Sandpiper. Walking back, a female Sparrowhawk flew low and north over the track. By the Oak trees near reception a Little Owl flew in.

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