Friday, 1 March 2013
First of March, first Garganey
Yesterday at Škocjanski zatok NR some early migrants were around in the form of 45 Lapwings in the lagoon and good numbers of Skylarks on the grazing marsh (+30 birds). Raptors included a ringtail Hen Harrier quartering over the reedbeds, a fly-by Peregrine and a Sparrowhawk (catching an unfortunate Reed Bunting). The White-fronted Goose was still present within the flock of 4 Greylags and other birds included 7 Tufted Ducks, 6 Pochards, 1 male Gadwall, a few Snipes, Curlews and so on. A Water Rail showed well and close in a ditch by the path, oblivious to the people passing by.