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Saturday, 3 February 2018

Buckland Sand Pits

Ian M kindly escorted me for a circuit of Park Pit. Buckland is always an interesting site and it's hard to understand why certain ducks are rather prevalent while others remain scarce. A flock of 60 Siskins in a stand of alders was the clear highlight, while decent counts of 20 Mandarins and 92 Wigeons were made. Other bits included two Egyptian Geese, a Great Crested Grebe, three Snipe, two Mistle Thrushes and two Lesser Redpolls.