Monday, September 26, 2005

Wheatear at Prior's Fen

Prior's Fen, Saturday 24.9.05, 7am-9.30am

I went searching for Brian (The Natural Stone) Stone's Dotterel on Friday evening. I bumped into Josh Jones coming back having refound it. However, by the time I caught up with the flock of Lapwings and Golden Plovers it was apparently with, nothing was apparent, the light had gone and night won the race. So, I returned for another search on Saturday morning. I failed to find the sneaky plover, but the search brought its own rewards, namely:
Spotted Redshank, 1,
Greenshank, 3,
Dunlin, 4,
Ringed Plover, 2,
Common Sandpiper, 3,
Golden Plover, c200,
Lapwing, c2,000,
Snipe, 2,
Wigeon, 18,
Little Owl, 1, flew out of ancient Willow west of Middle Pit,
Hobby, 1, sat in field south of Middle Pit,
Wheatear, 1, in field east of East Pit,
Birds flying over (heard), included Lesser Redpoll and Siskin.
Also of note, Small Copper on the wing.
And here are some photos of a very obliging Wheatear (Click on some for a bigger version):

Nikon Coolpix 880 through Kowa TSN-821 + 32xWLER

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