Friday, 3 September 2010

Mid-Autumn at Beddington Farmlands

It must be September. Only 3 Swifts flying around this evening, a passage of Swallows was on (10+ birds), Green Sandpiper numbers are down to 4-5, only 2 Common Sandpipers left, 3 Greenshank (pic 3)are hanging in there and a few (at least 2) Snipe (pic 2) are about. Chiffchaffs (pic 1) are also out numbering Willow Warbler now with up to 30 Chiffs about in the last few days. Teal numbers are up to 40+, with 6 Shoveler and 3 Gadwall. The Tufted Duck chicks are almost fully grown. A Ringed Plover was on the Northern Lake today and we had a Buzzard going over at around 11am. The two Peregrines were around again and there seem to be more Sparrowhawks about.

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