|These are some of the second wave of Dunlin landing|
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
The weak sunshine during most of the day was a welcome change. What breath of breeze there was was generally from the east.
Only my stuff so far hopefully more to come (MD)
Great White Egret - I don't suppose there were any more today than normal, it's just not often we get 3 sightings. Two flying north from the estuary area 10:20 and 10:40 were typical movement. One east at 11:15 not so obvious.
Common Snipe 6
Grey Plover 2
Dunlin - initially c300 feeding just out from the saltmarsh. These were joined briefly by a further 300 before being flushed by the tide. They picked up others and c1000 circled a while before heading towards Potts Corner.
Reed Bunting 3
Middleton Nature Reserve - afternoon.
An hour stroll around revealed little more than I see in my regular 2 minute check of the "no swimming" pond. But it was very pleasant, till darkness descended (before lunch had settled!)
Mute - just the 3 + 1 juveniles
Grey Heron 1
No swimming pond (just west of the main pond):
Mute 1 adult
Tufted 2 male
Shoveller 2 male
Little Grebe 2
Tim Butler Pond:
Moorhen 8 - most in the horse field to the east
Fence "pond" (the inverted commas as there is very little open water left between the reed mace):
Rest of reserve
Common Snipe 3
Cetti's warbler 1 singing central marsh
Grey wagtail 2
I have a couple of "nice" videos to share, but the video function of the blog seems to have stopped functioning. Hopefully it is a temporary problem.
I will post them anyway, but if they don't work don't be surprised.
This is one of the Grey Wagtail catching a worm
And this one of the Tufted diving, I really liked the background calls on this one - ah well!