Monday, 20 September 2010

It's been a while but that is probably because I haven't ben up to much recently. Recent highlights have included 4 great skuas off the reserve on Friday (182) and finally managing to get along to Holme for the Arctic warbler. Although elusive and very mobile, I did manage to get some decent views.
With the reserve open to Island Hide there are loads more people about and most of the birds are showing really well.Upto 9 little stints and a couple of curlew sands have been right in front of the hide and there was a brief pectoral sandpiper this afternoon. Not quite so easy to see have been 8 Lapland buntings with the pipit flock. Most of the time they are hidden amongst the vegetation but I managed to get and 'in-flight' count this afternoon.
Off to the Wardens Conference tomorrow so it will be good to catch up with some old friends and generally chew the fat.

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