SUNDAY 9 MAY
Continuing cool northerly winds but dry and overcast….
LOW GROUNDS, MARLOW (SOUTH BUCKS)
Thanks to Colin Tubbs, I was finally able to add GARGANEY to my 2010 Buckinghamshire Year List – a female roosting on the grass adjacent to the shallow muddy pool south of the footpath to Low Grounds Farm (accessed from Lower Pond Lane).
The site also yielded a Common Sandpiper, 2 pairs of Common Redshank, Lapwings with young, a female Mallard with 7 ducklings, Egyptian Geese nesting, Greylag Geese nesting and 4 male Pied Wagtails.
Marlow Low Grounds is situated to the SW of Marlow and is an excellent area for waterbirds. There is a muddy scrape which dries out in midsummer.