Sunday, 28 September 2014

Some recent news

Highlights over the past week:

Monday 22nd Sept - the first Redwing of the autumn flew over the farm yard area between the moorings and Wray House Garden, single Rock Pipit flew over in the evening, plus juvenile Little Stint and Black-necked Grebe still around northern pits.

Tuesday 23rd Sept - another single Rock Pipit over (flew SW), plus Black-necked Grebe still.

Wednesday 24th Sept - 2 Knot (a juv and a more advanced bird moulting to first winter) and the juvenile Little Stint again.

Thursday 25th Sept - male and female Stonechat around south side of Diddington Pit, plus first two returning Goldeneye of the autumn on Island Pit. 2 Knot still around. Warblers still around included 1-2 Lesser Whitethroats, Common Whitethroat, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs.

Friday 26th Sept - Black-tailed Godwit & a Clouded Yellow butterfly around north end.

Saturday 27th Sept - Black-necked Grebe and Black-tailed Godwit still, plus Common and Green Sandpipers, 3 Ringed Plover, Reed Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat still on site, plus the pair of Stonechats still.

Female-type Stonechat

Juvenile Knot (1 of two birds present midweek)

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