Sunday, 29 June 2008

Nowt new...

A routine visit resulted in routine birds.
At least 2 oystercatcher youngsters seen at Freeman's Pools today, growing well. The drake shoveler, rapidly moulting into eclipse plumage, remains. The coot pair here still have 2 small chicks and just one adult LRP put in an appearance. My first patch dragonfly of the year put in a brief appearance though unfortunately it was way too far away to ID.
A large tatty peregrine put everything up over the marsh and latterly the Wildfowlers' Pools.
There were lots of swifts and hirundines (mainly house martins) around with good numbers, in particular, over the marsh at the sluiced channel.
Couple of whitethroat in song along the cycle track.

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