Wednesday, 29 July 2009

28th July (Moor Green Lakes)

Went to the lakes on the way home from work, however, only had my binoculars with me. Luckily there were a couple of people with scopes, but the birds they were looking at were all Green Sandpipers.

I then decided to move my car elsewhere so it didn't get locked in the car park. Once I got back to the new workings I joined Marek and pointed at a bird in the far distance which he identified as the bird, a Wood Sandpiper - I had a brief look through his scope.

We then tried to see if we could see it from the path to no avail. We then organised a quick fence hop with everyone who was present and managed to see the bird quite well. The gangly look, obvious supercilium and spangly back was seen fairly well.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Little Marlow GP

Lunch time visit yielded the following damselflies/dragonflies:

Common Blue Damselfly
Red-eyed Damselfly
3 Brown Hawkers
Blue-tailed Dragonfly
female Common Darter
Azure Damselfly
Large Red Damselfly

Reading the literature I believe there was an adult Caspian Gull preening on the sand spit with Herring Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Monday, 13 July 2009

NE Hants RSPB Group visit to Titchfield Haven (12th July)

A bright but breezy day dawned.

First stop was a brief visit to Farlington Marshes but the water level was too high on the lake and the tide was out so little or no waders.

Then proceeded to Titchfield Haven to wait for the rest of the group. Spent that time scanning the Solent but there was a distinct lack of terns.

Once the group arrived we paid for our permits and then proceeded round the hides on the west side.

A fair selection of species including a juv. Water Rail from the road, 2 adult and 1 2nd summer Mediterranean Gulls, a distant Buzzard and best of all a Garganey from Spurgin Hide - I thought it was a eclipse male.

Dragonflies/damselflies included:
Four-spotted chaser
Common Blue Damselfly
Blue-tailed Damselfly
Azure Damselfly

We returned to the cars for lunch and then went round the hides on the east side. A brief view of a fox from the first hide and then I returned to the car to go home as I was so tired.

Saturday, 4 July 2009