Sunday, 24 April 2016

Common Sandpiper - New Patch Tick

Date: 24/04/2016
Location: Patch - Newton St Loe
Weather: Blue Skies > Turning Cloudy
Other Species: 
7 Blackcap, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Buzzard, Kestrel, 10+ Yellowhammer, 4 Whitethroat, Skylark, Barn Swallow, Greenfinch, Green Woodpecker, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Common Sandpiper, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Linnet, Nuthatch, Bullfinch - Of Note 

Observation: 
Headed out through Bath Mill with sunshine. On "Sunnybank" we had 5 species of Butterfly including Orange Tip and Brimstone's.


Also this rather smart Blackcap catching flies.


Also Small White, although Id'ing Small and Large White I find very hard  
so maybe be Large :)


Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler all singing merrily on Dog Walk and Skylark up on fields, then one use for dogs a Small Tortoiseshell on poo.


Whitethroat numbers have risen to 2 ! 
 A few Yellowhammers about, this one posed for a moment.


Another failed Skylark shot! 
At Village Barn Swallow numbers not really increased much, still around 7ish.


Also a Fox far off, but stalking something?


Grey Herons in Heronry just 2 today, at Lake's normal stuff, Mute Swan 2 Bottom Lake + 2 Top Lake, but 1 still on nest. Then while eating my banana spotted a Common Sandpiper !!


Far end of Top lake a new tick taking us to all time 86 species! Year total 70.


Grey Wagtail for scale :)


Mistle Thrush, Song Thrushes and 2 Stock Doves best of walk towards Stanton Prior. 
Up on to Lanes more Skylark 5/6 Linnets and Yellowhammer at Park Farm. 
But no Pied Wagtails at all !! On the whole walk.


Walking down Lanes to home, 2 Buzzards and a final Kestrel .
Walk total 46.


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