Friday 5 September 2008

End of an era?

Well, two weeks without a laptop and is no more. At least for now anyway. Two walks along the dam revealed a lot of rain and nothing better than a damp ringed plover. The gulls were a bit unsettled prompting thoughts of skuas, but I couldn't find anything. Maybe one of the sabs or phalaropes will find their way here tomorrow...

Here are two shaky, distant shots of Martyn Davies' fantastic Baird's Sandpiper he found at Paxton Pits. An awesome find and due reward for many hours of dedicated patching. I twitched the bird and was fourth on the scene, enjoying some good but distant views in the evening light.

Here are some recent shots from Grafham:

Vapourer Moth caterpillar on apple tree in the garden.

Whinchat, at the foot of the dam, 4th Sept

Osprey, over the east end, 4th Sept

Knot, on the dam, 4th Sept

Shags, 20th August.

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