Tuesday, 8 April 2014

An Afternoon at the Patch

Dad and I visited my patch yesterday afternoon, in hope of Little Ringed Plovers, Green Sandpiper and a Lesser-spotted Woodpecker that had been seen. We walked alongside the river, and got 3 Redwing. Surely they should be gone by now???

We then got singing Blackcap and Chiffchaff, and then a Great Spotted Woodpecker. We walked alongside the lake, and heard a Lesser Pecker drumming in the woods. We had no chance of seeing it though because of the foliage, so we had to settle with a heard tick. We then got Little Egret, 3 Tufted Duck, a brief Green Sandpiper and 3 displaying Little Ringed Plover. Great stuff....

But they were distant, and flying very quickly so it was hard to get a decent shot.

We then got a Swallow over before turning back to the van. When we got back to the van, we saw a second Green Sandpiper on a small lake, but after trying to get closer, there was no sign. Nevertheless a great afternoon stroll!

Happy Birding!

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