Saturday, 14 August 2010

Another deluge of rain

A walk around Wilstone and the other reservoirs with Ian made a change from the relatively dash round Wilstone during the week.

The GARGANEY now seems to favour the area between the hide and the old overflow as I have seen it more there than anywhere else this week. There seem to be a good number of warblers moving through at the moment with Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat being the highlights. While returning from an uneventful foray around the smaller reservoirs it started raining so it was probably no surprise that there was a juvenile ICELANDIC BLACK-TAILED GODWIT on the mud near the Garganey, along with a Snipe. I doubt whether the lone Snipe was one of the flock of five we saw earlier, but who can say. Also only one Little Egret on the mud between the reed beds in Cemetery Corner (Roy Hargreaves)

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