Friday, 24 September 2010

Friday 24th September

Have been a little busier this week, subsequently that and the shorter daylight hours have combined to reduce my birding time at the Reservoir. However I managed to get over for the last hour of daylight tonight and was rewarded with 3 Black Terns. There were good numbers of gulls again in the roost but with just binoculars this evening they went unchecked.

Autumn is very evident at the moment, and after last nights Goosander, tonight brought 3 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, and a “Scottish Play” Duck. I checked the paddock using the last shafts of sunlight but still no Little Owl, there are a pair on the other side of Shustoke but this species is still absent from the year list. There used to be at least three pairs in the vicinity but all the territories appear vacant at the moment. Still I will check the other territories out at dusk and see if I can conjure one up from somewhere.

Common Tern, Kingfisher reported per Matthew Griffiths

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