Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Another Missed Bee-eater

A family of  6 Ravens
This morning at The Patch the adult Iceland Gull still present, also 1st summer Little Gull, 1+ adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 600+ Common Terns. As there was a Reed Warbler new in on the sea wall at the back of The Patch, I decided to plod along the bottom of the sea wall to Dengemarsh Gully in the hope of something good. I found 2 pairs of Wheatears on the open ground west of the power station, a pair of Ringed Plovers, a Yellow Wagtail, 20+ Linnets and a family of 6 Ravens on the switching station. Just before I reached Dengemarsh Gully I got a text about a Bee-eater on wires by the station at least 20 minute walk away. I got to the station as quickly as possible but was to late. Apparently the bird w3as only on the wires for a few minutes before flying south.
I spent most the afternoon on the concrete road at The Point staring out to sea scanning for a Roseate Tern and enjoying the sun. Up to 100 Gannets off shore and a few Common and Sandwich Terns tooing and froing and a few Swallows trickling in but not the hoped for Roseate Tern.
At the south end of the ARC Pit a Little Stint, a Dunlin, a Little-ringed Plover, 3 Ringed Plovers, a Redshank, 2 Oystercatchers, a Cuckoo, 4 Hobby's hawking the railway bank and a Marsh Harrier.

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