Tuesday, 25 August 2009
2 WHINCHAT in the hedge along the Pump Field immediately to the west of the lakes. Scanning along the length of the hedge I picked them up as first one, then the second landed on the top of the hedge about midway along it. I got reasonable views for about 20 seconds before they flicked down to the other side of the hedge. Despite 30 minutes of further observation I couldn't find them again in very breezy conditions.
Earlier there were 3 Greenshank on the Seasonal Pool (SP) though most of the time only 2 were visble the other favouring the out of sight north shore. No sign of the Ruff though I didn't check the reserve pool owing to threatening clouds, had already got soaked once!!
5 Teal on the SP.
20 Barn Swallows over the arboretum but bushes appeared quiet with just a couple of Chiffchaffs calling (Dave Cleal)