Saturday, 6 August 2011

August 6th 2011

A look at the pond at first light produced a Turtle Dove on the shore line of biggen bay which had come down for a drink not far from a Little Egret. There were still a few waders around with 8 Common Sandpipers, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin plus 2 Common Tern but I could not find a single warbler in biggen bay or toft shallows.
Rushed home to meet up with Dave and on our way to Cathiron we had Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Whitethroat, Buzzard, Tree Sparrow and Raven on Lawford Heath and while walking to the railway line we saw Whitethroat and a family party of Bullfinch.
A few like minded souls were present at the Cathiron footbridge including Bob, April, and Terry while JJ & Alfie kept us informed of Tornado’s arrival and departure from Rugby Station. She was going well and sounding good as she passed us though her speed fooled me and my box brownie.

arriving at Rugby Station by John & Alfie Judge

passing the footbridge at Cathiron - me

passing Cathiron by Terry Southgate

This beauty may be common but still worth sharing Bob's photo of one that turned up in Dave's trap this morning.

Gold Spot


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