Saturday, May 2, 2009

Birding - 02/05/09

The last two summer's have been so poor - that this green hairstreak was a patch tick for me

Libellula quadrimaculata - flying on the patch today

Not much birding today. Took the kids and Mum for a walk around a nice little wetland at Bösketorp. Plenty to see in a small site here, with a crane skulking about, a displaying green sandpiper, a few snipe and a pair of little grebe. Green hairstreak and Libellula quadrimaculata were superb. Insects have been so poor both summer's that I have lived here, that it is amazing to see what is here at last.

In the afternoon, whilst the kids played on the beach I checked out Petersberg, pretty quiet although a fly-over black woodpecker was nice and several common whitethroats and whinchat were singing away. A teneral Enallagma cyathigerum was a surprise so early in the season.

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