Saturday, 1 August 2009

Local birding: Brockholes Wetland LWT - 1st August 2009.

Above: Juv Garganey, Brockholes Wetland LWT - 1st Aug 2009. The second Garganey of the autumn at the site.

Above: Ad Common Tern, present for at least three hours in the morning.

Above: Whimbrel, Brockholes Wetland LWT - 1st Aug 2009.

5.5hrs in good conditions for grounding migrants resulted in 1 Common Tern, 6 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel and a good influx of early autumn wildfowl including a juv Garganey, 1pr Wigeon, ecl drake Shoveler and 7 Teal. Star bird however was a Honey Buzzard that flew SW in improving weather just as I was leaving. A description of the latter is now with the County Records Panel.