Sunday, 8 May 2011

Bewholme

Bewholme pond had reports of Temminck's Stint today and after dipping them at Hornsea mere this afternoon. I set off lateish and managed 40mins before sunset. No sign of the Temminck's but plenty of good birds present. 1 Wood Sandpiper was pratting about round the edges, plus 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 4 Common Sandpipers and a single Little Ringed Plover. Rather bizarrely 8 species of duck were on the farm pond (Wigeon, Pintail, Teal, Shoveller, Tufty, Mallard, Gadwall & Shelduck). It is possible that the Temminck's were still present as the waders all roosted in an area out of sight. A small number of Yellow Wagtails were feeding amongst the livestock and 2 Little Grebes were blogging about. For a farm pond it looks amazing - I may have to keep closer tabs...

ps have the pictures from ringing on Monday.

Re-captured Song Thrush born last year

re-trapped Lesser Whitethroat 3CY+

Sedge Warbler

2CY Linnet

2CY Willow Warbler first trapped June 2010 in same place

Wood Sand scarer

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