Sunday, 14 August 2011

Parish Register

Had a walk round the southern end of the patch with Aldcliffes' newest parishioner. The only noteable sighting was 3 LRP's on Flood - two of which I thought were juveniles. Looking at Dan's recent postings though one may have been a female.

There was a bit of screaming going on from Ola so her first visit wasn't the happiest. Hopefully she will grow up to be a birder under the passive influence from her father. I grew up on the Headland in Hartlepool and although I never saw a white throated robin, the constant presence of gulls, cormorants and wrecked auks has subsequently influenced me.


Hello Guy and daughter.... there were indeed 2 juvenile plumage little ringed plovers today-- and a further 3 adults. Two greenshanks were knocking about too. One of them (inexpertly) photographed for Ola, below.


The day's green sandpiper tally was five. A glimpse of a berry-gobbling garden warbler was reminder that passage passerines must be quietly slipping through the patch all the while.


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