Monday, 12 September 2011

September 11th 2011

With the gates opening twenty minutes late our anticipation was unfounded. A blustery morning at the pond produced Black Tern, 2 Common Tern, 16 Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Little Stint, 3 Greenshank 3 Common Sandpiper, Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 10 Swift, 2 Raven and a Sparrowhawk. We had left when Dave H rang with news of 3 Red-crested Pochard in rainbow corner.
Napton on the Hill was hard work as the wind increased but we managed a count of 30 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 8 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, 3 Raven and 2 Buzzard. Migrant Hawker in the churchyard.
In the afternoon I went over to Pitsford Reservoir, Northamptonshire to see the Pectorial Sandpiper plus Slavonian Grebe and Black-necked Grebe while near by Hollywell Reservoir had Curlew Sandpiper and Spotted Redshank.
An evening vist to the pond produced a juvenile Little Tern but nothing of note in the roost.


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