Leaving Alex I went back to the broom fields and waited for the Wheatears to wake up and make themselves known, and for the Sand Martins to start flicking overhead. I waited quite a long time. Instead I took more than a few photographs of Skylarks as we need some for a new web-page on them. A couple of small woodpecker seekers turned up a little while later, and one of them got their arm twisted to take me to Shoebury for an Essex Shorelark tick which would be absolutely nailed on.
|Note the Shorelark consorting happily with these Sanderling|
Im in for the 36 hour day !,but only 6 hours allowed for work !.ReplyDelete
5.40 is bloody early! Specially on a weekend! Thankfully things don't get going here till 7.30 or so & with dvd's going on then, I can piss off to the patch for a couple of hours guilt-free! Racked up about 5 hours on patch this weekend for the princely sum of 2 stock doves! Thats kwality patch-birding!ReplyDelete