Wednesday, 8 September 2010

On a Whim

A warm sunny afternoon at Aldcliffe, but bird-wise it was no great shakes.

A tittering whimbrel using the marsh was the highlight. A species easy to connect with here during Spring passage, less so in Autumn.

A juvenile plumage sedge warbler was skulking around in some rushes and two green sandpipers were at the Wildfowler's Pools.

Odonata was more in evidence in the Indian Summer weather: Around 20 migrant hawkers were about, including two copulating pairs, a brown hawker and 20-25 common darters (one of which pictured above).


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