Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Our Bon 'Mot

Hello again. Dan here.

Not a bad morning in the parish, with the lovely wood sandpiper still gracing the pools. Green sand here too.

Three greenshanks were on Freeman's Pools, along with 3 gadwall and a kingfisher.

3 tree sparrows were near Darter Pool.

A bonny guillemot swam up with the rising tide as far as Stodday, where 2 green sandpipers and a wheatear were to be had.

A  little further upstream a stock dove was drinking, a little owl was squawking and a lesser whitethroat was in full song!

A rare expedition South of the pylons with Steve W followed, the highlight of which being 5 curlew sandpipers and a shoveler near the mouth of the Conder. Other warblers today comprised 5 chiffchaffs, 2 willow warblers, a whitethroat and a blackcap.

1 comment:

Guy McClelland said...

What a great patch tick a guillemot is. Wish I had been there.