Thursday, 13 May 2010

HOBBIES increase to 17

Warren Claydon and I counted 17 HOBBIES just before it was dark. There were c.100 Common Terns, this seems to be the norm in the last week at dusk. 1 First summer Common Gull. On Tuesday there was 1 Common Sandpiper, on Monday Rob and I saw 1 Common Shelduck arrive late evening, and on Sunday a Common Cuckoo briefly called and there were 2 ARCTIC TERNS. At Marsworth on Sunday the GRASSHOPPER WARBLER was still reeling and there was also a Garden Warbler singing close to the canal near the sewage works. Elsewhere on Sunday there were 2 male Mandarin Ducks at Pitstone Quarry and opposite the Hale End at Wendover there were 315 Stock Doves. Monday evening at the Beacon there were still 5 Wheatears (Steve Rodwell guided tours)

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