Thursday, 10 July 2008

Whinchat and Waders

Dan here.

Bird highlights of a pleasant look around the parish were as follows:

A whinchat- an adult male.

Green sandpipers- a minimum of four using the various pools, where I also noted 4 LRPs and 2 common sandpipers.

Circa 600 lapwings were on the saltmarsh- but frequently took to the air on account of a peregrine and a kestrel.

21 black-tailed godwits and 3 breeding-plumage dunlins were on the estuary opposite 'cadaver corner'. Little of interest in terms of gulls.

Warbler-wise, I saw two juv. lesser whitethroats, and 2 common whitehroats and 2 chiffchaffs were in song.


I also came across a remarkably tame hare and a few immature common darters. A (5-spot?)burnet was buzzing around near Freeman's Pools.

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