Friday, 23 September 2011

September 23rd 2011

Did not bother looking for yesterdays Knot as the disturbance from fishermen on the east side of the pond was high today so just checked farborough bank, spit , daisy island and country park. 2 Ruff on island, the 18 Ringed Plover and 7 Dunlin were very mobile, 2 Greenshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Black Tern, Arctic Tern, 2 Raven, Sparrowhawk, 14 Meadow Pipit, 10 Skylark, 6 Yellow Wagtail, Sand Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap and 2 Comma butterflies.

Tornado is due to transfer from the Severn Valley Railway at Kidderminster to Stewarts Lane on Wednesday 28th September leaving at 9:05 and due to arrive at Birmingham International 11:09 departing 11:24 then through Coventry 11:37 before stopping at Rugby 11:55 departing at 12:04. She will then continue south towards London passing Long Buckby 12:17 and Northampton 12:29. All times subject to operational changes.

Another train movement is due to take place on 1st October with 34067 Tangmere going from Carnforth to Southall so should pass through my patch but no times or route published yet.


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