Monday, 28 April 2014

Whimbrel and Walkers dont mix

No sooner had we left the car we spotted a Whimbrel feeding on the grassy verge two thirds along farborough bank and we were luckily the first walker of the day only flushed it off briefly but as we got closer the second walker sent it off heading east. Now joined by Paul C it presumably the same bird returned an hour later to land in the same place but as the place became busier it finally got fed up of being pushed around and left. There were 2 Common Tern on X buoy, at least 8 Yellow Wagtail and also noted were 2 Raven, Buzzard, 2 Shelduck, 5 Lapwing and Oystercatcher. Three Swift flew east over the visitor centre while in a field below hensborough bank a Peregrine was found feeding on a Yellow Wag/hammer and watched for over 30 minutes as it cleaned itself afterwards. Bird show to be a first summer individual. 

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