Sunday, April 26, 2009

Real birding

Common Sandpiper

Broad-billed Sandless Scaling Dam did have a Ruff, 5 Common Sandpipers, 2 LRPs, one Cuckoo and a Lesser Whitethroat. I couldn't raise the enthusiasm to pop back to see the escaped Ruddy Shelduck reported later.

On the moor here there were about 25 Green Hairstreaks.

Green Hairstreak on Gorse

Today I went searching again for Lesser Spotted Woodpecker which I am fairly sure I have heard twice now at one of my Atlas squares, fairly sure but it needs confirming. Not a tap or keek this morning but excellent views of singing Redstart of which there are at least five at this spot. See side panel for video.

Here's the White Wagtail from last week, on the pole, note the flusher.

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