Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Window Pain

That’s what the Greenfinch below would have felt this morning as it crashed into my window at 7:30 this morning. Fortunately it was ok and after half an hour sitting on the roof looking very dazed, it flew off onto the neighbour’s seed feeder.

Later on this morning I went to Cresswell Pond with LMcD. A Curlew Sandpiper was with 30 Dunlin on Lynemouth flash as we passed.

The pond was full of wildfowl with Wigeon, Gadwall, Tufted Duck and Teal in large numbers. 2 early female Pintail were also amongst the duck along with a few Shoveler.

A female Shoveler is coincidentally the best bird I have seen at West Hartford recently when I saw one fly off on Sunday evening.

An Avocet was sleeping amongst the waders near the sand bar and 20 Ruff and 12 Black Tailed Godwit flew in. The best wader though was a Little Stint on the small area of shore south of the causeway.

A few Snipe were on the sand bar too and an early Pink Footed Goose was among the Greylags on the spit. They soon moved when 4 Buzzard circled the nearby fields.

Very dazed

Getting better
ready to fly


Johnnykinson said...

Classic post heading.....good enouigh for The Sun. Dropped mate off late last week in Cram. after walking called past W.H. in and out in 10 mins. NOWT. Too much H2O !!

Crammy Birder said...

Thats the problem with Hartford either too much or not enough water. No happy medium