Saturday, 20 August 2011

Dull Bank

Spent a bit longer on the patch today, but there wasn't much to set the pulse racing. Indeed, it was further fuel for my theory that Saturday is the dullest day of the week, bird-wise.

However, freshwater waders weren't too bad, adding up to 5 little ringed plovers (3 of which pictured below) a greenshank, 2 green sandpipers and a snipe.

Estuary waders and gulls were thoroughly routine, though the sight of 9 wigeon and 45 teal struck a mid-autumnal chord.

A stock dove was noted. A wood pigeon was nest-building. A lesser whitethroat sang briefly. Time went by.


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