Monday, 25 April 2011

Wood Sand UPDATE (pm)

I spent an hour at the East Hes York Uni campus this evening up to dusk with Tim, Ollie and Jack as they showed me round this rather impressive area. Highlight was undoubtedly the 2 Wood Sandpiper that were feeding at rather close range, with a Green Sandpiper in tow. A walkabout provided good views of Pied and Yellow Wagtail, Lapwing and a single Common Sandpiper. Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Mallard and Great Crested Grebe were noted on the water, along with a large flock of feral Barnacle Geese (and a load of hybrids). The site looks great for Spotted or Marsh Sandpiper, fingers crossed!

There are a number of issues with this site, mainly the management of the site in the long term, but also some more pressing immediate issues with people walking about where they shouldn't be, hopefully Tim and Ollie will get it sorted with the relevant people ASAP.

More locally it was more of the same today with loads of warbler song and the House Martin in and around the nest on my neighbours house.

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