Sunday, 12 December 2010

CURLEW and SMEWS at Hilfield

A CURLEW flew into Hilfield Park Reservoir at dusk this evening, just after 4pm and was still there on the dam at 4.15pm. Should it stay the night, it may be visible through the concrete fence that runs between the reserve perimeter and the verge of the A41, just east of the Hilfield Lane junction, and opposite the M1 footbridge. Obviously take great care there as it's a busy road. It was initially on the top of dam, then walked down to the water's edge, near the kink in the dam that you can see on the map. Also three redhead SMEWS (along the north bank) and a "white" Black-headed Gull in the roost (Tony Blake)

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