Thursday, 17 April 2008

Ex-pat visits & morning round-up

A quick blast, mainly to Freeman's Pools, this morning revealed the LRP pair still present plus a single common sandpiper. The tufted pair were absent. A green sandpiper & a pair of teal were on the Wildfowlers' Pools.
The coot have abandoned their initial nest and built a new one on Darter Pool. Likewise, the mutes (the cob being darvic-ringed JIF) have given up and moved elsewhere.

Once-regular Adlcliffe birder during the 80s with Zig & myself, Greg Potter, crossed the Pennines for a snoop round the old haunt on Wednesday 16th and bagged the following:
3 chiffchaff, 2 willow warbler, 1 blackcap, pair LRP on Freeman's Pools plus 2 common sandpiper there. Cheers for the info Greg.

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