Wednesday, 22 September 2010

22 September 2010

Roll on Friday when I'm off work and can get back down to Westport, after having 'sit down' job's for the last 20 years, staying on my feet none stop for 9 hours a day has come as a bit of a shock, anyway as per Nick managed a quick 20 minute visit this morning, as the mornings close in and get darker he's losing time and his visits are getting shorter until the clocks change.

2 male and 1 female Wigeon, 96 Tufted Duck, 6 Mute Swans, 9 Great Crested Grebes, 'Sammy' Shoveler, a single Grey Heron, Coal Tit, female Ruddy Duck and male and female Pochard.

At approx 10.25 Jeff Jones had a Hobby flying along the housing estate near the canal.

21 September 2010

Again at work so another report from the pen of Nick.

Kingfisher 1, Great Crested Grebe 9, Grey Heron, pair of Ruddy Duck, Teal 2, Tufted Duck 98, Shoveler, Grey Wagtail, Mute Swans 6, Meadow Pipit 4, Chaffinch 4, Chiffchaff 3, a single Blackcap, Willow Tit 3, Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush 8,

Then a bird flew over sewage works, heard it call, I thought I know that call, Twite? Lapland? Tree Pipit, took me 5 mins to think and then

Reed Bunting - 1 over! (first one since Spring/early Summer)

Finally the following great photo's are by Dave Kelsall of last weeks Med Gull.

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