Sunday, 17 July 2016

Staying quiet...

Had a morning to spare so headed out to the patch today. Once again it was quiet with no additions for Patchwork Challenge though a few common birds kept us entertained.

First up was Druridge Pools where we managed our first good views of Yellow Wagtail this year with a pair of adults with 3 juveniles. There were also at least 15 Black-tailed Godwit, a fly over Whimbrel and Little Egret. A juvenile Wheatear was sowing nicely in front of the south-facing hide. The male Marsh Harrier flew over Druridge Pools and we saw two of the juveniles at Chevington later in the day.

10 more Black-tailed Godwit were at Cresswell Pond including a colour-ringed bird. Other waders here included a Ruff, Whimbrel and 2 Common Sandpiper. Pairs of Little Egrets and Water Rail were also on the pond and I picked up a Hobby flying north through the dunes.

Wheatear at Druridge Pools

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