Saturday, 30 August 2014

Quiet isn't all bad ...

The sand bank at Chevington provided a nice roosting area for a mixed gull/tern flock. However a rather lively dog wouldn't leave them alone.

Migration was clearly visible today. A constant stream of Hirundines headed South, mainly House Martins. Swallows, a few Sand Martins and five Swift.

In addition Meadow Pipits were on the move along with Tree Sparrows.

Wheatears and Whinchats were also along the coast.

IR mentioned a flock of waders on the Budge field and was interested in the smaller waders accompanying the Ruff. I eventually relocated them, a Dunlin and an LRP.

Little Ringed Plover got some close scrutiny but it was obviously not SPP. (Well you've got to check this time of year.)

Birds of the day were 2+ Black Terns at Chevington. Sadly they never came close as they were pushed to the North End by the Marsh Harrier and eventually flew into the bay.

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