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Friday, April 29, 2011

29th April

Not a quite a rush, but a few birds to look at. The only slight disappointment was not connecting with a flock of 9 Bar-tailed Godwits that were kindly reported flying in my direction having just flown over Wormwood scrubs. Thank you Dave.

Common Sandpiper: one was on area 8 for most of the morning occasionally popping across to lawn in The Holme.

House Martin: sixteen were over the lake.

Tree Pipit: one flew over.

Garden Warbler: one was in bushes next to the reeds in area 5.

Lesser Whitethroat: one sang briefly from trees just the grounds of The Holme by Long Bridge.

Jackdaw: four flew south at 8.30am.

Linnet: one flew over.

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The young stimulate the parent into regurgitating some delicious food.

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Brunch is served
Eye to eye, well almost.

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Common Sandpiper on the tern raft before moving to the island.

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Sandpiper on a raft
Typical sandpiper behaviour

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He still got a bad attitude

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I needed a lot wide angled lens.

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I think something was happening not to far away as the park was very quiet.

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