Saturday, 17 May 2008

17th May 2008

All morning (5.40am-1.30pm)
1 Black Tern on Stewartby Lake (5.40-6.40am at least) -too far out to photograph
c6 Common Terns, 1 Oystercatcher on sailing club lawn.
Cuckoo seen near sewage works from gullwatch
Male Red-crested Pochard on Pillinge as well as 2 Redshank and a Sparrowhawk.
Hobby near visitors centre.

(Went to nearby Coronation Pit in the afternoon with Martin Palmer and Paul and Neil Wright, saw the immature male Red-footed Falcon well, but fairly distantly as well as several Hobbies and a cuckoo.)
Male Red-crested Pochard on Pillinge.

One of two Redshanks near Pillinge
Male Whitethroat near sewage works.
Grey Heron flying past gullwatch.
Dunnock near sewage works.

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