Friday, 11 September 2009

Sunny September

I was out with Holywell Birder on Wednesday where we started at West Hartford. Apart from a Mistle Thrush overhead there was nothing else to write about.
A few Stonechat were on the fence line east of the main pool.

The tide was well out at Seaton Sluice when we arrived. We stayed on the rocks next to the sea-watching hide and scanned through the Tern flock.
I forgot my notebook so I don’t have the exact numbers but there was still a good amount of Roseate terns amongst the Sandwich and Arctic Terns.
Dunlin, Knot and Sanderling were also in good numbers on the rocks.
A Wheatear was on the rocks at the mouth of the sluice as we were leaving.

We quickly checked the Beehive flash but only a Shoveler and a few Moorhen were on the water. Stock Dove and a Lapwing and Curlew flock were in the fields near by.
We also checked the Briar Dene car park for the Med Gull, which has been seen there recently, but it was not amongst the BH Gull flock when we checked.

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