Thursday, 29 September 2011

September 27th 2011

Took advantage of a light south east wind to look for migrants from the country park, Draycote Water and managed Hobby, Golden Plover east, 40 Skylark south and 20 Meadow Pipit south before a probable Sandwich Tern was seen over the reservoir off the sailing club. At the same time JJ text to say Tim had found 2 Sandwich Tern and a Black-necked Grebe earlier in rainbow so finished off searching the country park finding 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and Whitethroat before trying for better views. Also seen were Black Tern, Yellow Wagtail, Dunlin and Ringed Plover
Gardening in the afternoon produced Sparrowhawk, Raven and Buzzard over plus Large White, Red Admiral and Comma butterflies and the evening spent star gazing till late exploring unfamiliar constellations now I more confident where I’m looking and hoping for a sighting of the northern lights that were being reported but no luck.


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