Thursday, 1 September 2011

September 1st 2011

Still under the weather but not the right time of the year to be ill so decided to walk my flu off with an early morning visit to the pond which produced 15 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 2 Ruff and Turnstone between visitor centre, farborough spit and daisy island with a Whimbrel over heading west. Also present were Black Tern, Buzzard, 5 Raven, Wheatear, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Shoveler, immature Pintail, female Goosander, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 11 Blackcap and 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker. On leaving a juvenile Whinchat was found in toft shallows near the hide along with a couple of Chiffchaffs and Willow Warbler.
Back home and a small movement of Buzzards were going west over the garden with 5 counted along with 2 Raven and a Hobby between 11-12am.

The above notices are dotted around the pond and looks as if ST are finally getting off their sorry arse's and doing something to improve the place so expect the place to turn in to a building site any day now.


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