Thursday, 2 May 2013

Patch A.M.

A grand morning in Cramlington, with Liverbirders drake scaup collected at Arcot - a Cramlington first for me (and the bike for that matter). The cycle to West Hartford was little owl-less, but an encounter with LMcD was good value as always.

West Hartford produced a little ringed plover - always good to get in spring, while the cycle home was broken up with a check of the wheatear fields at East Hartford - 1 male and 2 female this morning.

Warblers today included willow, chiff, lesser whitethroat, whitethroat, blackcap and grasshopper. Still not managed a sedge, but plenty time for that.

Work commitments prevented a trip back to West hartford for the wood sandpiper - hopefully I'll catch up with one later.

Bags now packed, a trip is about to happen!

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