13 September 2009

Optimism dies

Another day, another visit to the NWR, a late afternoon/evening raid on Uskmouth/Farmfield this time. Still good numbers of Chiffchaff in the scrub plus a few Blackcap and Reed Warblers and a solitary Sedge Warbler. Several hundred Swallows, a fair number of House Martins and a few Sand Martin were overhead and a good proportion roosted; the Starling roost is also slowly building. None of the above attracted much in the way of raptor action though, just one Hobby made an unsuccessful pass at dusk, temporarily putting the hirundines off coming in.

So the weekend produced nothing really exciting, it would appear my, rather atypical, optimism was unfounded. Back to the tried and tested bitter, cynical and twisted outlook methinks.

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