Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Birding - 12/05/09

Invertebrate activity has dropped away slightly with the colder temperatures we have had recently

Had dawn and dusk sessions today. The morning was spent around the Vasaltheden area. Thrush nightingales have arrived in force, heard four males during the morning. Cuckoo and spotted flycatcher were also new in here. Nearby at Glimminge had two 2K little gulls, wood sandpiper (1) and a singing sedge warbler (in transit).

The evening was spent at Petersberg - fairly quiet although plenty of hirundines but none of the hoped-for swifts. Did get another sedge warbler here (another transiting bird), as well as singing redpoll and a black woodpecker. Drove on to Eskilstorps pools and had a hobby from the car - this bird showed on and off during the session often at very close range. Also here yet another sedge warbler, wood sandpiper (1) and a male cuckoo. Driving home a goshawk crossed the road in front of the car. Not a bad day.

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