Tuesday 11 June 2019

Thursday 6 June 2019

Spring continues...and so do the birds

It's been a couple of weeks since my last post and the birds keep on coming.

Following the bluethroats, a wood sand made a brief evening visit (only my second for the patch) and few days laters a couple of Temminck's stints along with a dunlin also graced the not so great pool.  Another full fat patch (the stints that is, not the dunlin).

A seawatch on the 27th produced a stunning summer plumaged white-billed diver ... yet another full fat patch.

A ringed plover on the 28th was the first record since August 2016.

And that was the end of May.

Luckily it's still spring up here and still birds to be had, two more full fat patch ticks today in the form  of a male red-backed shrike and (believe it or not) 12 Canada geese...

quite simply a stunning spring with seven full fat patch ticks.  99 species (93.40%) puts the Procs back in their place.

Happy days