Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Wednesday 1st September 2010

No migrants this morning on patch, but good to catch up and have a chat with Mr Gallagher who was watching his horses on the gallop. Twenty-four Swallows were on the wires at the south end of Kiln Barn Road.

News that the Red-necked Phalarope was still present Elmley had me loading up my bike into the car and zipping to Sheppey for my second visit in almost as many days. I was determined not to miss this individual having missed out earlier in the year. When I arrived at the Wellmarsh Hide I was told that it had just flown! Deja vu! I quickly relocated it 'spinning' at the eastern edge of the flood. Sean Huggins pointed out 2x Curlew Sandpipers amongst a fling of Dunlin. A couple of Ruff were also present amongst the Avocets.

On the entrance track, this Skylark, refused to move!


Greenie said...

Adam ,
Sounds like three busy days , and you managed to to catch up with your targets .
Still to see a Water Shrew , just evedence of them being around .

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Adam.
Sorry that I am late reading your post.Pleaed that you finally caught up with the Red-necked Phalarope.

Phil said...

Hi Adam.
Been away for a couple of weeks and just seen your post. Presumably the RNP has long gone now?