Friday, 25 September 2009

Middle of Nowhere

Grey Plover - Bird of the Afternoon
Pink-footed Geese Knot
Common Darter (c) 2009 David Ware
Migrant Hawker (c) 2009 David Ware
There were swirling flocks of Knot and Golden Plover as we arrived at today's location - we had just missed the high tide. It was a new location for several of the people there. There were plenty of other waders on show, including Grey Plover, Redshank, Curlew, and a briefly stopping Greenshank. Also present were Shelduck and Mallard, and at least 3 Little Egrets, but the Pink-footed Geese in a nearby field were more of a surprise. The top passerine was a Wheatear, followed a long way behind by Linnet, Goldfinch, Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting and a Yellowhammer (pm only). Barbara had a glimpse of Kingfisher in the afternoon, but quality birds were generally few and far between in the strong westerly winds.

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