Saturday, July 12, 2008


Carr lane pools had a good selection of birds today. A hobby gave an aeriel display chasing house martins and was the highlight of the day. A female mandarin duck was a suprise find on the reedy pool as I searched for the recent juv garganey. The garganey did not show.

Good numbers of waders included a green sand, 1 common sand, 1 little ring plover, 2 ring plover (1 juv) , 12 dunlin, 10+redshank, 100+lapwing and 1 curlew.

A little egret fed along a ditch

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