Friday, 23 July 2010
This morning felt like birdlistening rather than birdwatching. Two Little Egrets were easy enough to spot, but a WHIMBREL that flew through calling eluded both David and I as we scanned for it. Later I was round at Rushy Meadow watching a Chinese Water Deer feeding there and could hear a Common Redshank calling repeatedly as it was presumably flying around the reservoir – naturally I didn’t see that either. One Common Sandpiper and a fair number of Lapwing were the only visible waders this morning. Also a HOBBY perched high on an exposed branch could be seen from the Dry Canal (Roy Hargreaves).