Sunday, 10 March 2013

First SAND MARTIN of year: WATER PIPIT at Amwell

A SAND MARTIN was seen at Hilfield Park Reservoir today (and Dunlin) (Tony Blake) and a WATER PIPIT was seen briefly in front of the White Hide at Amwell (Barry Reed). An adult breeding-plumaged KITTIWAKE and up to 3 MEDITERRANEAN GULLS roosted at Wilstone on both Saturday and Sunday evenings (LGRE, Dave Bilcock), with the WATER PIPIT still there, all 8 Red-crested Pochards (Tringford) and 10 PINTAILS briefly on 9th. A 2nd-winter LITTLE GULL was seen briefly on Marsworth on 9th (SR, DB) (see images above of Tring gulls taken by Dave Bilcock).

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