Pego Marshes – Len Williamson

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Last week the fertiliser was spread over the rice marshes at Pego. This week they put a shallow level of water to circulate the fertiliser and prepare for seeding. No water last week and few birds. Somehow word gets around and the migration flocks know there is water at Pego Marshes. Large quantities of Glossy Ibis. Last week there were three Kestrels but didn’t see them today. First dragonflies in abundance and lots of big turtles sunning themselves on the banks. Very rare at Pego Marshes but did not see any today. Here is the list from todays walk.

Sardinian Warbler, Woodchat Shrike, Serin, Great Reed Warbler, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Barn Swallow, Reed Warbler, Marsh Harrier, White Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Greenshank, Black-winged Stilt, Coot, Little Egret, Zitting Cisticola, Little Ringed Plover, Nightingale, Cattle Egret, Redshank, Mallard, Glossy Ibis, Yellow-legged Gull, Black-headed Gull.

Pego Marshes by Len Williamson©