Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Plodding on

Red-legged Partridge and 65 Lapwing were down the Southam road first thing along with 9 Hare before a walk out to farborough spit produced yesterdays 4 Goldeneye, 3rd year Yellow-legged Gull,, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Common Tern, 2 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover and 4 Common Sandpiper. Pochard was a new arrival while the overcast conditions brought down 20 Swift. Mute Swans increased to 35 and on our way back to the car we had 2 Willow Warbler and a Garden Warbler before meeting up with Bob who had a Teal later on.
Napton on the Hill had family parties of Great-spotted and Green Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard 5 Swift and 10 Raven including 2 perched on the sails of the windmill. The Just So produced wonderful cakes, 2 Raven, Small Copper and 3 Shaded Broad-bar.
Napton Reservoir was Dragonfly heaven with 10 Emperor Dragonfly, 15 Brown Hawker, 2 Migrant Hawker plus Common Hawker, Common Darter, Black-tailed Skimmer, and countless Blue-tailed, Common Blue and Azure Damselflies. On the birding front the female Red-crested Pochard sitting with Mallard on rotting weed was almost overlooked. Following photos from Bob Hazel

Migrant Hawker


Small Copper
Shaded Broad-bar Just So cafe

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