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WHITLINGHAM: Week 14 - Spring is temporarily postponed

1st April 2011

I can sometimes be guilty of over-optimism, but I really expected to at least find Sand Martins, Swallows and the regular Willow Warbler back at Whitlingham today. They weren't, and together with an absence of Shoveler and a reduction in other duck numbers it was very quiet. Not happy with just fencing in the Little Broad, trees have been planted all around the outside. Unless someone is trying to create habitat for Mandarins, this seems utterly ridiculous to me. There were two bright spots to the evening - a Kingfisher flew through my binoculars and away down river, and the first brood of Egyptian Geese were on the south shore of the Great Broad.

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