March 16th, 2021
Sunday 14th March looked good weather wise after some windy and wet spells so off to Amwell just in case there were any early migrants. No such luck but a Sparrowhawk displaying and seven Red Crested Pochard flying in were of note. A Yellow-legged Gull was initially distant but flew in closer for a few shots. This bird had already spotted by a couple of the Amwell regulars.
Yellow-legged Gull centre with Lesser Black Backed left and Herring Gull on the right.
Just past the Viewpoint a Long-tailed Tit posed briefly for a photo opportunity.
I then walked up towards Ware and had Treecreeper and also a male and female Goldeneye on Tumbling Bay. Also along this stretch a Red Kite dropped down from the higher ground and flew below tree level for a couple of close shots.
It was then back up to the Viewpoint where the long staying Great Egret (just appears to be only the one bird now) was over by the White Hide. It went on a short flight and was promptly mobbed by a small group of Black-headed Gulls.
Never a dull moment at Amwell, but obviously no one had explained to this Pheasant about crossing the railway line safely!
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