Thursday, 25 August 2011
The Mandarins on the patch are now fully self dependant, with the 2 Juv's been noted almost half a mile away from where the female was resting, the 2 'young uns' are sticking together, and were showing well on exposed riverbed rocks.
However the biggest suprise was when the long staying female Goosander reappeared roosting on the rocky shore below the road bridge, this bird in the spring seemed to have wing damage, leaving her unable to fly long distances, however it seems like she has recovered on a part of the river i havent been watching and reappeared at Blackstone, the early stages of Wing moult were noticed. 3 Willow Warbler were calling amongst many Chiffchaff.
A single Kingfisher zipped along the river.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Amazingly, the 3 Juv Avocets were still with us 3 weeks or so after the rest of the flock had left.
Migrationwise it was quiet, with 10+ LRP, a single Dunlin, 12 Green sand, 2 Common Sand and 29 curlew in amongst the Lapwing and BHG.
With the Roosts hotting up now with the posibility of a med gull i am ever hopeful, however tonight was quiet.
so i looked for ringed gulls.
and i found 2:
Juv (White ring, right leg 21A5)
Adult ( White ring, Right leg, 2K44)
I will post the deatils on the rings when i have it
Sunday, 7 August 2011
Common Blue Damselfly
13+ Green sand
1 Common sand and 30 Curlew were the other waders noted as well as Lapwing and the Godwit.