Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Autumn Wednesday 1 - Paull Holme Strays

Little Egrets
ditto
Small Copper (c) 2008 Maurice Gordon
Small Copper (c) 2008 Maurice Gordon
Small Copper (c) 2008 Maurice Gordon

The first Wednesday session was extremely windy, although everywhere away from the river remained perfectly calm! We saw an obliging Stonechat during both sessions; whilst during the afternoon we managed to spot 4 Little Egrets. Also present: Curlew, Golden Plover, Knot, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Heron, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, and a large flock of Linnets. Apparently, we missed a Marsh Harrier; whilst the reported Tawny Pipit was nowhere to be seen! One of the most unusual sightings were at least 20 Juvenile Gannets on the Humber. For more information on this see Graham Catley's Barton website: http://birdsbarton2008.blogspot.com/

2 comments:

Crescendo said...

Very nice pics ! Professional.

Aileen said...

Oh I'm so jealous. Wish I had been able to attend.