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Monday, 8 August 2011

Crane at Nosterfield

The Crane has been at Nosterfield for weeks now, but today is the first time I have actually seen it...and even then I nearly missed it!  It was fast asleep curled up on the ground among the hundreds of Greylag Geese, and it was only when it lifted its head you could actually see it.  It eventually stood up and walked to the waters edge, and flapped about a bit, probably stretching its wings in the stiff breeze, but looked very much like the display dance that they do.

A couple of Dunlin and a Ringed Plover, and a second generation Brimstone, a Holly Blue, and a Common Darter were the only others of note.

Nearby on the Nosterfield NR, an adult and three juvenile Avocets were feeding in the nearest pool to the hide.

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