Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Back Off Hols

The blog's been quiet as I've been away.  Highlights from just before I left were from local sites away from LMGP:

20th August - 2 Whinchat and 2 Wheatear in local paddocks at Pump Lane on a quick stop off after work.

23rd August - 1 Firecrest, one of my favourite birds, made a quick visit to my garden silver birches.  This is the 3rd garden record of this species with 1 singing bird in Spring and 2 Autumn birds.

A couple of visits to the pit since returning have been rather fruitless.  Duck numbers continue to build - 31 Teal and 6 Shoveler on the 29th. Waders have been almost non-existent, 2 Common Sands on the 29th and a Green Sand on 3rd.  A streaky-headed adult YL Gull seems to be quite regular and a juvenile moulting to 1w was seen on 29th, though YLG numbers have dropped right away since the highs of June and early July.
A single Swift flew over on the 3rd.

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