|RL Buzzard @ Hay Street|
|and again . . .|
Just a footnote for other readers - I went to Hay Street today (20/11) no sign of the buzzard, but the bacon sarnie at Pearces Farm Shop nearby on the A10, was worth the effort!
Amwell, for me this month has been pretty quiet but now the reeds have been cut things will look up no doubt, in fact they already have. Yesterday (19/11) I spent a few afternoon hours in and around the James hide looking out at the new "ride" through to the White hide. The "elusive" Water Rail was evident, I counted six sightings in two hours around the hide, including a "march past" right in front of the hide! I know there were at least two different birds - there could have been six I guess but probably 2 or 3 is a realistic estimate. No bittern for me yet but no doubt he/she will appear in the fullness of time.
And talking of Water Rails, visits to both RSPB Rye Meads and HMWT Lemsford Springs (18/11/2014) afforded great views and photos of the rails. At Rye Meads also evident was a sinlge Pintail, plus Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail and an unco-operative Marsh Harrier (blurred pictures to follow - if I can find them!). Found them 21/11
Marsh Harrier @ RSPB Rye Meads
Lemsford on 19th was a lovely morning, great views of the Rail, with four Lt.Egrets, four Green Sandpipers, colourful male Teal, Sparrowhawk flying overhead and good chats in the hide. Some photos below.