An improvisatory, essentially indefensible, randomly configured tragi-comedy
(no great revelations are likely to be accrued from its consumption)
09 May 2010
Another nine and a half hours
Lesser Canada x Barnacle Goose hybrid, with Barnacle, Canada and Greylag also present, Boat Lane continues to be Gwent's kick-ass site for geese. Two male Garganey, Marsh Harrier and Wheatear were also around and about. Curlew Sandpiper (1), Sanderling (6) and Bar-tailed Godwit (6) at Goldcliff Pools took the weekend's wader tally on the reserve to 18 species. Yellow Wagtail, a couple more Wheatear and a mixed singing Willowchiff also snuck into the notebook. The undeniable highlight of the day, however, was the tray of teas and coffees kindly served up by one of the reserve's neighbours to those soaking up the delights of Boat Lane - result.