Friday, 15 October 2010

Friday 15th October

Yesterday I swapped the delights of Shustoke Reservoir for the Devon Coast with Captain Daylate looking for a Solitary Sandpiper, and Allah be Praised we saw the bird, after umpteen unsuccessful trips we finally scored – please see below.

Solitary Sandpiper, Seaton, Devon

Please excuse the indulgence, anyway this morning it was rather quiet around Shustoke although there were 3 Swallow, 5 Goldeneye (immature/females), 50+ Pochard, 2 Shoveler but still no Wigeon.

A single Raven flew overhead noisily and there were Nuthatch, Kingfisher and Redwing around the small pool. Autumn is well and truly with us.

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