Wednesday, 15 September 2010

September 15th 2010

A Cockatiel species that flew over the visitors centre Draycote Water squawking was not the kind of start I was hoping for this morning and with the wind building up again Bob and I joined Tim and John on farborough bank.
The mass of hirundines present were hard to estimate but I reckon on a minimum of 1500 House Martin, 200 Sand Martin and 100 Swallow while the 7 Swift amongst them were the second latest record I have for this species at the pond.
Unfortunately there was not a lot of difference from yesterday and all we had were 6 Yellow Wagtail, Yellow-legged Gull, Wheatear, juvenile Shelduck, 9 Buzzard and 2 Common Sandpiper.
Back out to the pond again in the afternoon for an hour and added Common Tern, Black Tern, Ringed Plover and 3 Pochard to the day list.


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