Sunday, July 30, 2006
it was August 2002 when the last Green Woodpecker occurred at Waters' Edge after a run of three years with regular records so hearing a brief yaffle this am caught me off balance---doubting my ears it was another hour before I heard it again and then managed to track down not one but two juveniles feedign on ants on the sides of the western paths
a visit to Gib Point yesterday enhanced its reputation for having waders which are imposible to photograph due to the location and distribution of hides v waders and mud---a fly by Greenshank and Sandwich Tern were the rewards while the Lesser Yellowlegs and long-billed Dowitcher remained hazy blobs!
Friday, July 28, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
a first-summer 2cy Caspian Gull joined the hoardes of Lesser Black backs on the sand bar off old cements at Barton this afternoon along with 5 Yellow-legged Gulls---rather long distance shots in heat haze but the state of the wing and tail moult is interesting