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WHITLINGHAM: Thorpe Marshes

27th March 2011

I spent Sunday morning on the Thorpe side of the river for a bit of variety. Carey's Meadow held 4 singing Chiffchaffs and a Stock Dove, but its still looking rather brown and cut back. Station marsh was greener, and I sat on the stile near the cattle compound to scan the scrape. The water level looked good for waders, but there was no sign of any, not even the LRP seen last week. Six Meadow Pipits and a Reed Bunting were on the grazing marsh, and a female-type Goldeneye was the pick of the ducks. With no sign of any hirundines or other migrants passing overhead, I gave up and headed home.

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