A high tide wader count this afternoon included: 29 Avocet, 215 Dunlin, 15 LRP, 1 Greenshank, 4 Golden Plover and a stunning Curlew Sandpiper.
Archive for July 20th, 2008
A walk around the ancient grid of narrow lanes to the north of the village turned up a few interesting birds viz: 3 Tree Sparrows, a couple of Yellowhammers, a Turtle Dove and the incongruous sight of 2 Little Egrets consorting with a gaggle of farmyard geese. Read the rest of this entry »
Waders on the roadside pool: Dunlin 16, Ringed Plover 1, Little Ringed Plover 7, Avocet 40, Black-tailed Godwit 14.
Several Yellow Wagtails and about 20 Pied were around the pool and on the beach, where Sand Martins had earlier been trudging about, picking insects off the pebbles.
At the back of the marsh, small parties of Crossbills, mostly invisible, were chattering NE along the old cliff-line. From beyond them came the languid piping of a Green Sandpiper and the frantic wailing of an ambulance on the A259.
2 early Whinchats fluttered about with Goldfinches on canalside thistles.
PS: Current wind turbine count: 8. Read the rest of this entry »
The White-winged Black Tern was present on the Quarry this morning, roosting among the Common and Sandwich Tern. On The Beach Reserve, two Raven flew over early morning, while small numbers of Yellow Wagtail and Wheatear were foraging near Ternery Pool hide. In addition, a Little Ringed Plover and a Whimbrel were present on the new pits adjacent to Lime Kiln Cottage mid-morning.
This morning a pectoral sandpiper has been spotted on the ARC hide. Other sightings have included hobby, dunlin, greenshank, common and green sandpiper. Yesterday on the 19th a peregrine falcon gave an impressive display in front of the visitor centre as he bullied a couple of herring gulls .
… is one of the woods close to Brede High Wood that was recently purchased by the Woodland Trust. When I was there last week I noticed a Common Lizard clinging to the bark of a fallen Oak tree. I decided to take a look again this week, to see if I could spot it again, sadly it wasn’t there. But I did come across the chap in this photo, a Grass Snake.