Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Unsatisfactory Emperors

At The Patch this morning still 3 Little Gulls, but only 1 juvenile Mediterranean Gull. A definite increase in the number of Common Terns present including the first juveniles.
Little Gull. 1 of 3 at The Patch
 A trip to Denes Wood with DW and GH for Purple Emperors was successful in that we saw a minimum of 3 individuals, but all spent their time flying high in the canopy so was not brilliant for photography. Maybe next year!
Redshank at The Midrips
 This evening a visit to The Midrips found 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, 27 Avocets,(including a colour ringed individual that insisted on staying at the back of the pools) 1 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 5 Ringed Plovers, an adult male Marsh Harrier and 6 Wheatears. Offshore many Sandwich and Common Terns and a few Gannets.
Colour ringed Avocet
At Scotney the 7 Egyptian Geese still present.

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