Swannery Birding Highlights Of The Week...
Monday 11th to Sunday 17th August 2014...
It was another rather quiet week, with waders again being the main feature. Peak daily counts were:
|This week's juvenile Black-tailed Godwit|
|One of only a few Dunlin this week|
|At least one Green Sandpiper frequented the meadow pool this week|
|This Greenshank was one of at least seven that visited the meadow pool|
The numbers and variety of wildfowl were very similar to last week with the female Scaup again being the highlight.
There were still around sixty Common Terns present at the beginning of the week with still a few late young to fledge but numbers are dropping off daily now. The only larids of any note were a few Mediterranean Gulls.
There were no real surprises regarding passerines and 'near-passerines' either with only a few making the notebook - namely the odd tardy Swift, a young Yellowhammer (probably the progeny of the pair that nested on adjacent Linton Hill) and still (as yet) only a few fly-over Yellow Wagtails.
Now we are into the second half of August though, things should really start to pick up soon, I hope!
|This week's tringa triple... Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Redshank.|