Saturday, 1 August 2009

Without the showers and gusting winds that had restricted the activities of previous days, it was a pleasant day to look for early returning migrants. Sadly, very few birds appeared to be on the move. A Common Cuckoo seen distantly from the front of the observatory was probably a migrant, and a Common Kestrel on the mountain was the first for a few weeks. A Sand Martin was just about the only passerine of note, while waders were slightly better represented with a Sanderling, a Dunlin, a Common Redshank, 19 Eurasian Curlews and two Whimbrels.

Slow Worms have been rather unobtrusive of late, but a pregnant female was discovered hiding in a pile of grass cuttings at Cristin.

No comments:

Post a Comment