Tuesday, 5 June 2012

First taste of autumn?

Little Ringed Plover displaying and preparing to breed
Common Sandpiper (heading north or south?) 
Sicus ferrugineus (tick of the day)- nasty looking thing but apparantely harmless unless your a bumblebee

The first autumn Green Sandpiper was at the farm today, the last one being seen in early May. Perhaps a failed breeder or a first summer bird but nonetheless the first to return. Also a Common Sandpiper- which could be going either way. Some birds are still coming in with Swallows still on the move and plenty of birds are still preparing to breed like the Little Rings- two pairs now displaying over the lakes. Spring, summer and autumn all mixed up.

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