Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Around the patches

I had a tour around my new local patches this evening, starting at Houghton Green Flash. This can pull in some great birds even in it's present poor state, e.g. sanderling last week, but when it's quiet it's really quiet, and today was certainly the latter. The only birds of note were two yellow wagtails.

Then I moved on to Lightshaw flash, just a 15 minute bike ride from home. The drake garganey was still present and the family party of shelduck was on the water.

Finally I came home via Pennington Flash. It's been a bit quiet recently, but even so there was a Cetti's warbler singing in Ramsdales where there was also a kingfisher. Two shelducks were at the western end on the mud.

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