Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Tuesday 5th July 2011 - Evening

Top Pool

18:00 > 18:30
18c, muggy, then freshening wind and rain, heavy rain!

A quick look in on my way home and before the rains came and ironic that first bird seen was one of last nights dips, a Little Owl heading down the slope to the trees along Back Brook.

The Common Tern family still in situ with the youngters trying an odd flight here and there as were several Little Ringed Plover young. The juvenile Lapwing, and i'd guess they are in double figures dotted about the site, have the flying lessons yet to come and looking at the continued acrobatics of some of the adults perhaps they are thinking of leaving it as late as possible.

Noticable tonight were a couple of dozen Black Headed Gulls, mostly in 'sunplum' plumage but including a small handful of juveniles though certainly they did not breed here.

Other waders present were a single Oystercatcher and two Green Sandpipers, the washed out individual thats been around for a few days now and a much more clean cut summer plumaged bird up on Top Pool.
Two Little Egret were also flitting about the site.

And finally three Yellow Wagtail were seen out in the (initial) evening sun so happily they've not upped and moved on.

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