Friday, 16 September 2011

September 16th 2011

Black Rustic in my trap last night by Bob Hazel

Wind turned to the east becoming cloudier so I was hoping for some new arrivals when we arrived at the pond but apart from 8 Black Tern and 50 Meadow Pipit it was another quiet visit. The Ringed Plover and Dunlin numbers were difficult to ascertain due to disturbance but estimated at 20 each and I was lucky enough to find the Little Stint with Glen in the corner of hensborough bank and picnic area showing really well and close until some dork of a boat fishermen moored right along side and it buggered off. Other species seen included Greenshank, 5 Arctic Tern, 2 Common Tern, female Goosander, 2 Shoveler, 13 Wigeon, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail and a lone Swift over biggen bay with the few hirundines that were around. Small Copper in rainbow corner Called in on the Just So where the garden had a Painted Lady and Comma then took Dave to see the Black-necked Grebe but there was no sign of it for twenty minutes until it crept out of the reed bed – showed for twenty seconds and disappeared again. Raven, Sedge Warbler, Buzzard, 3 Teal and 2 Gadwall also present.

short vid of BNG by Paul Cashmore

Had time for a quick look at Napton on the Hill with 3 Spotted Flycatcher and 4 Chiffchaff noted and Mark earlier had 10 Raven.


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