Another 3 birds in a single photo! – 5/6/13

Took a ride out to Marston on wednesday evening about 5pm for an hour to see if I could see the Cuckoos that are about. The plan was to stay around the ‘works reedbed end’ of the site. I did so and while walking slowly up I saw and heard a good number of Reed Warblers and heard and saw only once a Sedge Warbler, now it is normally the reverse for me, if I see a Reed Warbler it is usually a lucky sighting but this visit was pleasingly different. Managed a few shots of 3 birds, 1 of … Continue reading Another 3 birds in a single photo! – 5/6/13

News from Marston stw today.

04/06/2013 The avocet was still on the Mill lane pool. Steve Lyon had an osprey fly over heading NE early pm. A yellow wagtail in the horse paddock looked to have some features of a ‘flava’ subspecies.Rubbish pics,but head definitely different colour+very white chin. Down at the works end the land reclamation project (that’s what they’re calling it anyway) continues apace.They are about six months in to an eighteen month plan to fill the old silt beds.Lorry loads of treated human waste arrive all day.That’s a hell of a lot of c***p !.An AWA official informed me it is transported all the … Continue reading News from Marston stw today.

Rare waders….

3rdJune2013 An interesting day with one or two surprises.A trek round Freiston shore didn’t produce anything mind-blowing,but a recently fledged barn owl was good news.It flew into trees near the classrooms and just sat there looking bewildered for 45mins.,in bright sunshine. David M texted to say there was an avocet at Marston,a bird that I have never seen there.Thought about twitching back to Marston,bonkers when you think I’d got dozens of them right in front of me there and then,but I needed it for my site list. Anyway,I then got a call from SimonW at Frampton.A pectoral sandpiper had been found.Along with two black-winged stilts,this seemed … Continue reading Rare waders….

Marston STW comes up trumps again

My usual Monday morning trip to Marston usually consisted of walking down the track to scout the reed beds and sometimes the works or Hough Mill Lane, then returning via the hide if I have time. This Morning I decided to go to the hide straight away to see if I could spot the LRP that several people have seen recently. What a surprise when I opened the hatch – an Avocet feeding almost in front of the hide!  Blimey, not seen one of those here before rarely any inland. A couple of texts and Trev turned up shortly followed … Continue reading Marston STW comes up trumps again