Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Another poor choice..!!
A poor decision to not do a usual Wednesday at PB where the waders from yesterday were joined by Temminck's Stint and Wood Sandpiper and, as I write this (Thursday), MP has just had 22 Greenshanks! Today, TH had zero passage waders other than a single Whimbrel east from the restaurant and just 13 or so Avocet chicks and 22 Black'wits flushed by the female harrier. Now, plenty of BHG chicks with the ever present threat of predation by Lesser Black-backs.
Rather a lot of Parhelophilus spp and the first Syritta pipiens and good numbers of Rhagio scolopaceus; and one male Orange Tip still
Ivor's juvenile Tawny Owl was nowhere to be seen but a single large Fox cub was in the same area.
On the west side Four-spotted Chaser and still a couple of Hairy Dragonflies, one above.