Tag Archives: Common Snipe

Ruddy Shelduck – 1st December

This morning two Ruddy Shelduck and twenty Common Snipe were seen on the Ecopark pool. Two female Goosanders flew over and a skein of 120 Pink-footed Geese went to the west. Two Peregrines were seen hunting from the pylons and four Water Rail were heard calling from the reed-beds. PS.

Also two Green Sandpipers on the Ecopark and two Bearded Tits in the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed. RW.

Reed Warbler – 7th October

A Reed Warbler was feeding along the edge of the reed bed at the back of the Slurry Lagoon this afternoon; while two Green Sandpiper and a Ruff were on the water’s edge.  Common Snipe numbers are slowly increasing with at least twelve seen today.  The two Red-crested Pochard are still present on the Large Gravel Pit.  A few insects are still about particularly Migrant Hawkers. JMD.