Monday, 22 August 2011

August 22nd 2011

The five minutes I spent in the garden waiting for the “space shed” to show last night was very productive with a cracking meteorite, unknown satellite and a Whimbrel heard calling. The shed showed well and seen by many blog followers around the country and Pa Phillips captured these images over Rugby.

the bottom streak is a plane

Draycote Water was hard work this morning with the sun bringing out the grockles so a high amount of disturbance but we managed 11 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper and an Oystercatcher. A juvenile Peregrine was over toft bay, 2 Black and 2 Common Tern arrived mid-morning and 6 Raven appeared south of the country park. Other sightings included Shoveler, Wigeon, female Goosander, at least 6 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 450 Canada Geese, 15 Graylag, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Whitethroat, Willow Warbler Blackcap and a Vapourer moth. We missed White Wagtail and 2 Curlew.


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