25 July 2009

A blue and glowing day

A morning's ringing produced a reasonable number of acros, suggesting Sedgies at least are already on the move. However, the only really notable 'movers and shakers' were the three Crossbills which glipped over heading west - patch tick, albeit a rather predictable one, given the number of birds being reported elsewhere in the UK. Must get up into Wentwood with the Telinga, see if there are any 'odd' call-types to be heard; or, as an alternative, I could use my super-sensitive parabola to search high and low for sounds indicative of 'a life',... Crossbills it is then.

Post-Uskmouth popped along to Goldcliff for the arse end of the high tide, nothing outrageous but enough to ensure hope lives to fight another day: 1 Grey Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Green Sands, 2 Common Sands and 3 colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwits.

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