Friday, 17 April 2009

Local Bits, 16th April

I've been doing a few local sites over the past few days (concentrating on my patch, Baston & Langtoft Pits) without any real impact. Best of the bunch have been a Wheatear at Maxey, along with lingering Green Sandpipers and a Pink-footed Goose at BLGP - magic stuff.

Yesterday, heavy clouds rolled in and there was rain in the air, and a cool northeasterly breeze. Plenty of bits and bobs seemed to be on the move through the midlands, but all I could manage were a few Yellow Wagtails and increased numbers of hirundines at BLGP. The weather had brought results elsewhere, with these two excellent Sanderling (along with four Dunlin) on a local scrape:

Two spring-plumaged Sanderling with three Dunlin.

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