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Kay BullenKay Bullen

Not a good week for walking:

8th March – Lower Marsh Farm & Dunster Beach Coast Path

Cold and windy.  Lower Marsh Farm produced, Wigeon, Shelduck and Cormorants in the flooded fields, Rooks, Little Egrets (3 all in the Rookery trees), Mallards, Moorhen, Pied Wagtails and lots of Dunnocks and Chaffinches.  The Dunster Coast Path was very windy, tide was well in so more Shelducks, Oystercatchers, Black Headed Gulls and Herring Gulls.  Not many small birds mainly Goldfinches but a number of Skylarks heard and seen.

9th-11th & 13th – wet windy and getting worse forecasts.

12th March – Conygar Tower, Gallox Bridge & Dunster Castle fields by river.

Not that good a day, windy gusts.  Smaller birds were, I think, keeping low in the undergrowth, although 4 different Tits seen.  Very vocal Green Woodpecker heard but not seen, Great Spotted Woodpecker heard.  Rooks holding on in their Rookery.  Nine Little Egrets in fields by Dunster Castle, mixed in with the Long Horned cattle but no yellow bills so not Cattle Egrets.

Hope weather is better next week.