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BS




Thursday, August 11, 2022

Bad Weather, Good birds, Fly Flatts, ( permit only)

 

                                      Another juv Little Ringed Plover 

                                             Usually very rare at this site
                                            4th one this year.
                                             No i.d. problems on this one Mick.


                                    And another Greenshank.
                                        Blurry images with a strong heat shimmer off the banking.

Terrible reservoir conditions as yesterday with no breeze and solid blue skies and hot sunshine up to 20 degrees at 0800 hours. 
                                   Despite the conditions, birding turned out good with another Little Ringed Plover on the north end mud along with an adult Ringed Plover.
                                 Plenty Black Headed gulls along with 7 LBBs and a single Herring all on the water whilst 6 Wheatear and a hugging of Mipits were on the shore.
                                 Way too hot to walk the west bank this morning so settled for watching from behind the shade of the car after a short walk in the shade for the dogs. A flash of white caught my eye as a bird shot out of the sky, dropping somewhere towards the west bank. My first thought was Tern which made me check the buoys, but then a scope of the banking produced another Greenshank.
                             The bird was on the cobbles of the west bank with a mass of heat shimmer from the hot stones which eliminated any chance of a decent photo but another nice wader to chalk up an ever increasing list of waders for this year.
                        Another 2 maybe 3 more horror days to face then hopefully getting back to some wind and rain.
BS