Friday, 23 August 2013

Little Change

Lade - 0600hrs - mild, hazy sunshine, e 3 - A funny old morning with a sea mist coming and going and very humid throughout. A decent enough catch in the garden trap with Shore Wainscots the highlight and the first Vines Rustic of the autumn. Plenty of Willow Warblers hereabouts with the cattery Scots pine holding 8 birds, plus 2 Common Whitethroats and a Spotted Flycatcher. On the storm beaches 3 Whinchats, several more Whitethroats and a Wheatear. On south lake just the usual wildfowl and a Common Sandpiper.

                                      Shore Wainscot, Lade

ARC - 1530hrs - A scan from Screen hide revealed singles of Green Sandpiper, Blackwit and Greenshank amongst the Lapwings, 5 Little Egrets and dabbling ducks. A Water Rail showed well in the reedbed while Sparrowhawk and Marsh Harrier both noted. Had distant views of the long staying Black-necked Grebe and a Bittern flew over the causeway road on the way home.

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