Sunday, 21 August 2011

The two reservoirs

Headed off to Wiltstone Reservoir to start the day off had a good view of a sparrowhawk overhead from the carpark. Once up the main bank it very noticable about the lack of rain recently as it had dryed up quite alot so the wader had moved out a lot withthe waders resticted to 2 species of 13 Greenshank and 2 Green Sandpipers around the site but quite a few birds of prey with Hobby and Peregrine Falcon hunting the flock of Gulls (Black headed and 1 Lesser), Lapwings and Common terns and over head a single Red kite and just a few Swallows now left.

In the afternoon headed to Grafham Reservoir walked up the dam area where there must have been at least 100 mixed flock of Pied and Yellow Wagtails such a wonderful sight along with on the field areas Linnets and Meadow Pipits. Then headed to the fishing lodge late afternoon where I had good view of  2 young Black Terns and the long staying White-winged Tern fishing and occassion resting on the boom.

Yellow wagtail on the shoreline

Crop of the young Black Tern

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