Thursday, 30 September 2010

30 September 2010

An early morning decision to do the North Dunes led to sightings of two more Lapland Buntings, a Ring Ouzel, a Redstart and a ringtail Hen Harrier. Also six Wheatears and several Reed Buntings.

Later in the day I discovered that had I turned South in the morning I would have had a chance of seeing the Wryneck that had been found the day before. A quick return trip at lunchtime failed to produce the Wryneck but there was a Redstart, a Brambling and a very impressive flock of Med Gulls flycatching in amongst a larger group of gulls - there were at least six but there easily could have been twice that present.

Another trip down the Valley after work eventually produced the Wryneck but unfortunately it had slipped away into the gloom just before Colin arrived.