Sunday, 28 June 2009

Can't see the wood for the greens

A late afternoon trawl was the best I could manage today, just as a brief shower started...

No sign of yesterday's wood sandpiper though the 2 green sands remain on the Wildfowlers' Pools. Has anyone else been down today to look?
3 little ringed plover were also there.
A pair of little grebe were on Frog Pond - I assume these were the failed breeders from Freeman's Pools.
A single little grebe was also on the upper pool as usual. The mallard brood has now dropped to 4 though the coots still have 2 and the young oik was following its parents around.
The tawny owl I came across the other day was present again, though in a different tree, once again betrayed by a noisy blackbird. I guess this is the same bird as seen in the nearby hawthorn during the winter.

Good numbers of painted ladies still around but the total lack of sunshine kept any dragonflies well hidden.

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