Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Odds and Ends

18 Black-tailed Godwits on Swantail at Wheldrake Ings yesterday, plus lots of Sedge, Willow and Blackcaps in full song. Still no Garganey or rarer...

Today, had a long walk to the Deli on Bishy Road along the river. Saw my first Orange-tips of the year, plus two pairs of Lapwings holding territory on Middlethorpe Ings. A few Sand Martins and Swallows about and a Buzzard over Bish Crematorium.

Tonight, did Hes East. The only new migrant was a female Wheatear. Tried out my new camera which seemed to work ok. This pic of the Wheatear was in bad light and the bird was a dot in the distance. It ain't brilliant, but it would get through the rarities committee if it had have been a Pied. Hordes of gulls came past to roost, but I couldn't pick anything decent out.

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