Thursday, 28 June 2012

Returning Shovelers

28th June - a quick look before school pick up found a couple of Oystercatchers on the spit again - these birds are presumably visiting some of the other local pits when not being seen here.  The gull flock held 2 Yellow legs - an adult and yesterday's new 2nd summer.  Post breeding adult Black-headed Gulls are beginning to build, with maybe 40 birds now lingering on the spit.  However, birds of the day were probably the 3 Shoveler that were new in - a male and 2 females.  These birds were dabbling at the base of the east side of the spit.

It was vey hot and around the lake edge were large numbers of Common Blue Damselflies.  I grabbed a record shot of a male Black-tailed Skimmer that kept returning to the same lakeside twig.

1 of today's birds have a scratch!

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