Thursday 29 August 2019

Home Turf

Good to be back on home turf after ten days out west. The familiar smell of the River Derwent on a lazy late summer afternoon, the occasional baa from one of the Trust's Hebridean sheep now grazing the fog (grass regrowing following the hay cut), and the excited calls of Green Sandpipers from the Pool...bliss!

At least 16 Green Sandpipers present on the Pool, along with a lone Greenshank and 20 Snipe. A Marsh Harrier hunted distantly and a scattering of warblers haunted the riverside willows.


Snipe feeding on the Pool.

Juvenile Green Sandpiper

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