Saturday, 25 June 2011
Heavy Rain all Morning!!!
Wasn't well yesterday, but feel a bit better today, especially as no alarm went off!
Needed some fresh air but didn't get out until late afternoon. Arrived Redwell Marsh Hide at Holme. Apart from black-headed gulls this was nothing else really of note. Carried on to NWT Firs house and bought a Stem ginger ice-cream. A Honey Buzzard was seen, I noted on the sightings list, by the man working there (don't know his name). Bumped into M.G. and Steve B. a long way from home! Walked up to the observatory - very quiet, but did see a sparrowhawk zoom through chasing something, but couldn't see what it was!
Titchwell RSPB - no sign of Temminck's Stint. Two other birders also very disappointed when they couldn't relocate the stint. 2 Spotted Redshanks, tons of black-tailed godwits, avocets, 2 little gulls, redshanks, shelducks with young, juv. pied wagtails, 2 little ringed plovers, flocks of starlings landing to bathe momentarily before continuing their journey, 1 common tern, 4 green sandpipers, little egrets, 3 cormorants, 3 marsh harriers, 1 dunlin and lapwings.
Photographed a privet hawk moth which father caught in his moth trap this morning.
On arrival back home I could clearly hear the "Festival Too" fireworks going off from my house!