Friday, September 30, 2005

Pec again

more close ups of the Waters' Edge Pec Sand--I like the worm extraction shot---

close Pec

after four days of effort the Pec finally decided that I was a friend rather than a foe--strangely it seemed to accept people stood 3m away on a wooden boardwalk but anyone 10m away on the bank was immediate cause for a flight---

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Oh no not more

yes just a few more Pectoral Sandpiper shots with the bird in better light this morning--it can be truly elusive and this morning I found it feeding on the very limited bits of mud in the dragonfly pond--the Spotted Redshank was also present again and a late Common Tern flew in and sat on the raft--could it be one of the local birds not seen for nearly 4 weeks?
note the distinctive underwing pattern on the flying Pec


the male Stonechat was still on Waters' Edge this morning and as is often the case some unexpected pics as it fed along the boardwalk came out better then deliberate attempts to shoot him

flying ducks

Gadwall, Teal and Mallard from Waters' Edge this am

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

tuit and prrrrrt

the Spotted Red and juv Pec Sand still on Waters' Edge this morning along with a male Stonechat

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Pec Sand

This Pectoral Sandpiper arrived on Waters' Edge on the evening of the 26th looking very tired--it only moved about 1m in an hour before dusk--it could not be found early on 27th but was back and much more perky late afternoon 27th along with a juvenile Spotted Redshank and 2 Sad Martins

forest dragons

some nice dragonflies in the forest today with plenty of Black Darters, Southern and Migrant Hawkers and two ovipositing female Common Hawkers--also lots of spiders!

Sunday, September 25, 2005

missing pics

Willow Warbler and Red-backed Shrike which slipped off the previous posts


sunrise from Kolbacken, sunset over Falsterbo and a flock of Red Admirals on the sap of a silver birch at Ljungen

more Falsterbo migration shots

flocks of Siskins totalling many 1000's passed through --- also here Hooded Crow, Red-backed Shrike juvenile on the 22nd plus migrating Blue Tit, Willow Warbler and Chaffinch