Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Farlington Marshes (31st August 2010)

In the best of the weather for some days I made a trip for migrants to this reserve.

First up was a pair of Migrant Hawkers in a mating wheel which actually landed on a bush so that I could photograph them. The only other odonata I spotted were a few Blue-tailed Damselflies and some other hawkers who did not stop flying so it was difficult to identify them.

Around the reserve was some evidence of migration including 2 Blackcaps, 2 Whitethroats, 15+ Yellow Wagtails, Common Sandpiper, 5 Swallows and 4 Sand Martins through, 4 Wheatears and a couple of Whinchats.

There was a very distant Osprey (154) sitting on a post in the channel between the marsh and Hayling Island.

Other good birds included 2 Buzzards, 14 Greenshank, quite a lot of Grey Plover, 25+ Little Egrets and a Little Tern.

The most annoying thing was that the Wildlife Trust had picked today to cut back the reeds around the main lake. They were doing this at high tide so stopped any roost building up there - I had to make do with the roost moving (in part) to the stream.

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