Friday, November 6, 2009

5th November,2009.

A busy day in some respects, but late morning found us at Edderthorpe Flash, near Darfield, which is west of Doncaster. This whole area has been transformed by a major reclamation scheme as, previously, it was the site of a large coal mining disposal tip and accompanying subsidence flash.

This body of water has become a particularly interesting site for waders and duck, and other migrants. An absolute feast of wildfowl met our eyes ( Mallard, Teal, Wigeon, Gadwall, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye,Pochard ) plus many Coot, some Whooper Swan, a large flock of Golden Plover, and some Lapwing. Our quarry was soon immature Little Stint in absolutely stunning condition, a delightful bird!

Sadly the weather again intervened, badly, and we had to leave mid afternoon and find solace in football.

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