Thursday, 12 September 2013

The hills were dead

A lot of early drizzle and no wind but migrant action on IVINGHOE BEACON and HILLS from 0730-0930 hours was NIL - it was DEAD. A total of about 45 Barn Swallows was seen, 8 Meadow Pipits, 2 Skylark, 2 Common Whitethroat, a male Blackcap, 2 Common Chiffchaffs, 2 Bullfinch and a flyover adult YELLOW-LEGGED GULL.........

First of all I see this Rabbit sprinting towards me...

....and then this cheeky chappie

The windmill at Pitstone

....and the Town Farm campsite now that all of the campers have gone home

This adult Yellow-legged Gull flew over

....whilst this Carrion Crow found something of interest in the grass

Juvenile Green Woodpecker

.....and a Western Jackdaw

Wilstone Reservoir was much as yesterday with the 5 juvenile BLACK-TAILED GODWITS and COMMON GREENSHANK remaining, 5 Common Snipe, 373 Lapwing, the 4 Hobby and 18 Little Egrets

A Red Fox was patrolling the reedbed in the SE corner

This baby Sinensis Cormorant was still being fed in the Drayton Bank nest

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