Saturday, 23 July 2011

Friday 22nd July

Record of an excellent bird
 In 3 visits to the ARC Pit there were up 12 Little Egrets, 2 Hobbys, 3 Marsh Harriers, 8 Blackwits, 8 LRPs, 8 Ringed Plovers, 12 Golden Plover, 100s of Lapwing, 100+ Oystercatchers, 3 Turnstone, 24 Dunlin, 12 Common Sandpipers, 7 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 2 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Little Stint and best of all 1 Pectoral Sandpiper. In the last visit from Hanson the LRPs eggs must have hatched today as there were 2 feather balls on legs running around on one of the islands. The patch held a few Common and Sanwich Terns and 2 Juvenile Med Gulls. In The Moat and trapping area several Migrant Hawkers and Whitethroats but little else was showing. Th RSPB reserve had 4 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers showing well infront of Firth Hide with Lesser Black Backed Gulls and a Black-necked Grebe was new today. When i got home i had a surprise on my door step in the form of a young starving Fox.
Migrant Hawker

A very hungry cub.

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