Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Pretty Tame Stuff

Stonechat (c) 2009 Maurice Gordon
Wheatear (c) 2009 Maurice Gordon
Comma Red Admiral (c) 2009 Maurice Gordon
Red Admiral
Speckled Wood
Hawthorn Shield Bug
Record shot of Jay Immature Gull (c) 2009 Maurice Gordon
Lighthouse (c) 2009 Maurice Gordon
A return visit to last Thursday's venue without the explicit nudity! The morning started well with a total of 6 Stonechats spotted from the car park. There was no sign of the Snow Bunting, and the number of Linnets were well down, although a few Wheatear were still present. The largest surprise of the morning was a bird which flew out of Welkie Wood & headed towards us standing outside Old Fall plantation - a Jay - quite a surprise! It passed directly overhead & either flew in to Old Fall or may even have kept on going to the cliff edge & beyond! In this same area in the afternoon we had a sole Golden Plover going in the opposite direction. Otherwise nothing special, but what can you expect when the wind is coming from an uninteresting direction! Brian recorded 33 species in the morning, and the Golden Plover made it 34!

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