Monday, 20 September 2010

September 20th 2010

A cloudy blustery morning at the pond and a walk to toft bay produced 11 Yellow Wagtail, 12 Meadow Pipit, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Willow Warbler so we considered taking a quick look at hensborough bank before we left.
Luckily we met up with Jonesboy who had just seen and photographed a Black-necked Grebe so that made our mind up for us and legged it to the wind surfing picnic area where it was swimming towards hensborough bank.

Black-necked Grebe by Dick Jones

Also seen were female Goosander, 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, another 4 Meadow Pipits, 7 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 80 Goldfinch, 400 House Martin, 50 Sand Martin and 30 Swallow and missed Bobs White Wagtail.
Another trip out with Mark this evening finding a Muntjac Deer near Napton church plus Raven and a Chiffy heard then down to Napton reservoir where we watched 2 Barn Owls hunting and heard 2 Tawny and 2 Little Owl. Took the net and caught 2 Square-spot Rustics.

Pink-barred Sallow in Daves trap by Bob Hazell

Ok this pic won't help my street cred but finally caught up with Megan Lewis, Daves grandchild a over the weekend and had the responsibility of giving her a quick introduction on gull identification - I dont think she was paying enough attention, she may only be 3 weeks old but she is going to have to learn quickly if she wants to hang out with us Sunday morning warriors.


1 comment:

ShySongbird said...

I wonder if the Black-necked Grebe will stay around long enough for me to see it, probably not knowing my luck!

What a beautiful baby... matching hairdos too :)