Coombe Hill

Coombe Hill (22 April 2011, contributed by Mike Smart)

This evening there were: 6 Greylags, 28 Canada Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Shelducks, 4 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Herons, 7 Coot, one pair of Oystercatchers, 10 Lapwings (sitting females may have lost their eggs, since males were displaying very energetically), 4 Redshanks (two pairs, one mating), at least 16 Curlews coming in to roost, very excited, 2 Snipe at dusk; 1 Sanderling (unusual here); a Lesser Whitethroat singing along canal.

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