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Saturday, July 20, 2013

20th July

Unfortunately I am off to Norfolk for personal reasons for the next few days. If the weather stays fine I will try and get out at least one of the coastal reserves. It is wader time and I would like to see at least one vagrant if not two.


       Pacific Golden Plover seen at Cley NNT Reserve in 2012


birdman_euston said...

22 Jul:
5 Kestrel (2yg atop Reservoir nestbox area 48; ♂ & 2yg in Wetland Pen), 250 Black-headed Gull incl several juv's (they began returning about two weeks ago and have been steadily increasing in number since), 2 Chiffchaffs in sallows (a. 14 & 41).

birdman_euston said...

23 July:
4 Great Crested Grebe (pair frantically raising height of 2nd nest off NE corner of Heron Is area 8 after overnight thunderstorms; meanwhile, juvenile from 1st nest fast asleep next to another adult off opposite end of island), 1 Nuthatch (perched for c2min on Wetland Pen feeder a.32 with flock of Great Tits but only seen once), no sign of singing Common Whitethroat in a.39 for two days now, only a few Blackcaps still singing.

Near Clarence Bridge this morning I saw a colour-ringed Black-headed Gull; I've sent the details to the bander in Lodz, Poland.

birdman_euston said...

24 Jul:
1 juvenile Green Woodpecker feeding in Queen Mary's Gardens yesterday & today, 1 Chiffchaff NW end of Longbridge, 1 Reed Warbler still in Longbridge Sanctuary area 35 NE of viewing platform (Dave says 4 clutches, two each in the Wetland Pen a.32 & the a.1/2/5 reedbeds, apparently produced young this summer), 1 Nuthatch briefly at Wetland Pen feeder again 07:30am.

birdman_euston said...

26 Jul:
1 Nuthatch briefly in clearing to R of bird feeder in Leaf Yard Wood area 41 at 10:30.

birdman_euston said...

26 Jul (addendum):
1 Common Gull adult low SW over Primrose Hill playing field (area 49) 05:30.

birdman_euston said...

27 Jul:
1 Common Sandpiper on SE shoreline of Heron Is area8 at 09:55.