Sunday 5 February 2012

Magical Masey

After a heavy night in Leicester celebrating Pop's 65th Birthday Bash, i was nursing the mother of all hangovers, a walk over Mayesbrook Park after our return home was needed and after last nights Snow covering and Jono reporting unprecedented numbers of Lapwing on his Wanstead patch ( i hurried out to get a amoungst the action!

With a good 6 inch of snow, everyone and there pet dog was out enjoying the fun, nothing unusual on the remaining unfrozen water, soldiering on i discover a single Lesser Redpoll feeding amongst the regular Greenfinch, then bingo a single Lapwing flew south, then back to the lake another two flew off the ice heading west, only seen 1 before (2010) in twenty years here so well chuffed, heading home a Green Sandpiper drops into the stream and 2 Snipe are flushed, and two Meadow Pipits feeding along thawed edge, not a bad haul for an hours stroll!

lesser redpoll

green sandpiper

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