Monday, 19 September 2011


Strated off with the Webs count at Castle Island, not much there to note apart from 4 Goosander and a Cormorant on the middle island with probably the worst injury I have ever seen to a bird.
one of its wings was hanging off with the bone sticking out at an angle, I think both the gulls and Otters will be keeping a close eye on it.

On our way down the track to the hide at Cresswell Pond we were told that a Yellow Browed Warbler was in the trees to the left of the track. It soon appeared along with a Reed Warbler. The Warbler called a few times from different areas of the trees before climbing up the bare branches at the back.
There wasn't much on the pond either apart from 2 Ruff and a lone Pale Bellied Brent Goose.
Back at West Hartford a juvenile and an adult GBB Gull were amongst the flock on the main flash.

Early evening I went back to Prestwick Carr with Cain and a few others. 7 Short Eared Owls showed and at least one Long Eared Owl.

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