Saturday, 29 January 2011

Dartford Warbler

Pleased to find a Dartford Warbler on the Patch this morning in Ripple local nature reserve just opposite the bay, also a Stonechat was a year tick, in the north west corner of the site where the dartford possibly moved to.

Nice to see both species on site, as these birds a vulnerable to harsh weather that we encountered at the start of the winter.

In the Bay on the rising tide i found 11 Curlew, 500 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 80 Redshank, 2 Lapwing and a single Black-tailed godwit as well as 58 Shelduck and several adult Yellow-Legged gulls,

Two Rock Pipits were on the shore by the jetty.

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