Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Friday 5th October

The walk into work this morning was pretty uneventful, although good numbers of Jay (8) were seen, all characteristically carrying an acorn in it's bill. An high count of 33 Collared Dove were also recorded on the 2-mile trip.

A visit to Wouldham in my lunch hour failed to turn up a definite sighting of the Pectoral Sandpiper, although 3 Sandpipers were seen, 2x Common Sandpiper and an unidentified 3rd landed distantly on floating vegetation and was lost to view (probably the Pec!). Also in attendance were 20+ Lapwings, 30+ Black-headed Gulls and 2x Common Buzzards, soaring distantly over the Downs, beyond the village. The corpse of a juvenile Common Tern was also found caught up in debris below the concrete wharf. Non-avian interest came in the form of a pristine Brimstone butterfly fluttering along the east bank of the river, behind the church.

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