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Friday, 17 September 2010

Flitcham Abbey Farm Bird Hide 12th September 2010

The Flitcham Abbey Farm Bird Hide is a real gem and always worth a visit for an hour or two. Normally, you would be guaranteed Little Owl, Kingfisher and Turtle Dove together with numerous waterfowl, passerines and birds of prey. Today, however, was the exception! The Little Owls have abandoned their traditional nest site in the fallen oak, directly in front of the hide, in favour of another tree, more distant, and today, no owls were seen. The Kingfishers started to breed in the bank, but unfortunately abandoned, and although still seen, were not obliging today. A planned reduction of Grey Lag Geese has taken place and seems to have worked but there place and number seems to have been taken over by Egyptian Geese. Only other birds of note were Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel.

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