Sunday 30th October 2011

   Another visit to Chew today. A Green Sandpiper, a 30+ flock of Linnets (not a really common sight at Chew), and a couple of Little Egrets were the best of the bunch at Herons Green. The Spotted Sandpiper showed again at Herriotts pool, but not for the camera again. There were at least 3 Water Rails showing in the channel. Stratford hide had been decent for quite a while now, so we decided to go take a look. As we got out of the car in the car park a flock of c20 Thrushes flew over, mainly Fieldfares, but there were 2/3 Redwings too. From the hide we had soon seen the drake Ferruginous Duck, drake Ring-necked Duck, a 1st Winter/eclipse drake Scaup, a drake Ruddy Duck and at least 1 (maybe 2) 1st Winter/eclipse drake Red-breasted Mergansers. Not a bad day at all!

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