Thursday, 28 July 2011

Swift Demise

On the approach to Hanson  Hide this morning i found a recebtly dead Swift on the path. On inspection the Swift appeared to have broken its right wing, i can only assume it collided with a bush and broke it.
From the hide there was not a great deal as a Peregrine had just flown through, but on a later visit  there were 10 Golden Plover, 6 Blackwits, 5 LRPs including the 2 fluff balls, 1 ad Little Gull, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Greenshank, 1 Wimbrel, 1 Curlew, 8 Dunlin, 6 Little Egrets and 3 Marsh Harriers also 4 Willow Warblers in the bushes, 2 Green Woodpeckers and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.
On the point/The Moat/Trapping area 12 Willow Warblers, numerous Whitethroats, 72 Swifts flew South 2 Green Woodpeckers and another Nightingale was trapped.
On the reserve little of note on the islands on Burrowes Pit, but between Scot Hide and Christmas Dell 12 Willow Warblers, 16+ Whitethroats, a Greenshank flew over and my first Common Redstart of the Autumn. The Great White Egret was on show from Christmas Dell as was the leucistic Grey Heron briefly.

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