Wednesday 6 November 2013

Bowers Marsh

Russell and I decided to take a look at Bowers Marsh despite the terrible weather,  plus side,  there was nobody else there, sensible people.   On arriving at the carpark after a bumpy ride we saw the farm with the cattle feeding inside,  and the pleasant farmer,  who gave us some advice on where to go.   With the Farmer the farm and the misty landscape I thought of Lakenheath.   We soon found the Corn Buntings along the (Lane) and eventually the large scrapes with some good areas of Phragmites which produced 7 Bearded tits, 5 Cetti's Warblers and some Water Rails.   At the same place on the left is a large plantation of small willows,  with a ditch between them and the path,  it was here we saw around 6 Stonechats all together.   We carried on walking the path until eventually arriving back at the carpark, about 3 miles,wet!   Other birds seen Redwing, Fieldfare, Snipe, Woodpeckers, Little Egrets, Heron, Finch flocks.   It's going to be a great place.  There must be before long,  Leo's,  Bittern, small  migrants ie;  Whinchat,  Wheatear and the such like.

Well it is my first Bearded for Bowers.

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