Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Going for Gold

Three people with metal detectors were in the maize fields today. I lost an attachment to my tripod in this area a couple of years ago. I wonder if they found it? Met up with Steve and had a pleasant walk down the track.
Small passerines are more obvious in the bushes with chiffchaff, willow warbler, lesser and common whitethroat either heard or seen. The top track seems on form for warblers. Combined with Stodday, this is a good alternative to my favourite warbler spot on the patch which is still out of bounds. A reed bunting was carrying food at Darter pool and a juvenile robin was nearby.
Two green sandpipers and a snipe were feeding on wildfowlers. 3 little egrets were seen from the estuary gates and a female sparrowhawk was worrying the starlings and lapwings on the estuary.


Flood, saw first Teal of autumn, Pied Wagtails also present. A Buzzard around fields nearby.

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