Friday, February 25, 2005

More sewage, and seeing Jack. 110 species in total

With Chunky having gripped me off with the outcome of his effluent-wade yesterday, there was only one thing for it - back to the bog. Still more Common Snipe flushed (30+), the Greylag still present, and a female Wigeon was new on the pool. After about 50 minutes of thrashing about in foetid fluid (I'm loving this), I finally kicked out (er....I mean "elicited to fly by organised flushing") not one but two Jack Snipe! Result! Definitely not a shoo-in - a tough Hampshire bird under any circumstances, my first for the sewage farm, and my first in the county for several years. Good stuff!