Monday, May 17, 2010

You savvy?

Took the kids out this morning. This seemed like a good excuse to twitch off yesterday's singing Savi's warbler at Farhult. So off we went. Walking down to the far end of the reedbed we were soon listening to the Savi's reeling away. Nice one. Also here; gadwall (pair), ringed plover (40), my first grey plover of the year, dunlin (9), spotted redshank (3) and greenshank (1).

Checked out Sandön on the way back. More gadwall (4) here, as well as bar-tailed godwit (1), little gull (1 2K) and grasshopper warbler (heard). Nearer home and back on-patch we dropped in at Ranarpsstrand for our lunch. A cool westerly kept us in the car for this but we ventured out for a short walk. Mating avocet were the highlight but we also had two sparrowhawk north.

In the afternoon Martin Åkesson rang with news of a red-footed falcon off-patch near Skottorp. I could not go straight away but headed out later to miss the bird by 3-4 minutes... On the way home dropped in on Klarningen and in a 20 minute session had one honey buzzard (my first this year) and a female merlin streaking north.

Typically the red-foot returned just as I was sitting down to a meeting at Number 1's new school... Will it stay another day?

Klarningen - water levels are up, the pump was on briefly last week and construction has started on the bird tower.

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