Sunday, 30 August 2009


A call from Steve Holliday got me on to my first 2009 dunlin at West Hartford - it was keeping company with the LRP, now onto it's third day. More impressive was the presence of five whinchat - all feeding along pools' the western fence line along with two stonechat. This is the highest count of whinchat that I have had here in eight years - and the next couple of weeks is the optimum time for this species here. A bit of birdy chat at the car was interrupted by a fly over golden plover... autumn is most certainly on it's way.

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