Saturday, 11 May 2013

Mandy Fly past

11th May - an Oystercatcher was calling as I arrived and I watched it fly off west.  Otherwise, a good looking spit for waders was devoid of any!  A Common Sand was seen on the eastern bank.

Best birds of the morning and a patch year tick was a pair of Mandarin Ducks that flew east over the bottom of Randall's meadow and continued along the Thames.  A pair has been reported from the low grounds and Higginson Park to the west, so possibly these birds.

Edit:  A Redshank in the late afternoon, plus plenty of low flying Swallows, House Martins, Sand Martins and Swifts plus a brief Hobby.

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