Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Woodlark

Hello all,
Those of you who read the Avon Birding blog may be aware of my sighting of a Woodlark recently. I won't disclose the details-breeding can't be ruled out-but I will share a video of the song.

This takes me up to 141 species this year, without visiting Slimbridge! This year, I have tried to find my own good birding sites, but a visit to a certain, large WWT centre wouldn't go amiss; high counts of Green Sandpiper, coupled with Common Sandpiper, Ruff, Avocet, Kingfisher and a chance of  Wood Sandpiper and Curlew Sandpiper. Then, in winter, flocks of White fronts as well as Bewick's and a chance of Whooper swans should see me over the 150 mark. Of course, any local twitches I might get lucky with will add to my total; perhaps a Yellow-Browed Warbler might make an appearance at Sand Point again?

Which is your Wetland Bird Icon? 
Bittern
  2 (33%)
 
Avocet
  2 (33%)
 
Marsh Harrier
  1 (16%)
 
Water Rail
  1 (16%)
 
Osprey
  0 (0%)

As you can see, the winner was a joint Bittern-Avocet! There should be a new one soon!

George

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