Saturday, 27 June 2009

Wood in the 'hood

A wood sandpiper and 2 green sandpipers were at the Wildfowlers' Pools this afternoon, though difficult to see as the water levels are low and few muddy edges are visible from either the gate on the cycle track or from Dawson's Bank.
With a bit of effort and patience the birds at this site always eventually come into view without the need to go into the field and flush everything.

Otherwise, a single juv LRP was on Frog Pond (plus a probable black-tailed skimmer) and the moorhens at Darter Pool have a single chick.

At Freeman's Pools all was quiet. The mallard brood of 5 seem to be still doing well as do the 2 coot chicks. An oystercatcher was being followed around by a half-grown youngster.

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