Thursday, June 11, 2009

Birding - 11/06/09

Number 3 and I made the most of a dry spell and hit Sandön and Rönnen this morning. Sandön was quite good with two spotted redshank, one black tern and two little gulls in a short session. We then moved on to Rönnen for an early picnic lunch and had another spotted redshank and a little stint whilst we ate. Plenty of fluffy young here with redshank, avocet and lapwing chicks on show. This abundance had inevitably attracted predators and we watched a grey heron scarf down an unwitting shelduck chick, whilst red fox cubs looked on in approval and gave marks for style.

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