Sunday, 5 July 2020
Thursday, 2 July 2020
Sunday, 28 June 2020
Thursday, 25 June 2020
June: A real change from recent days; windy, grey and cloudy, with a fresh to strong S/SW 5-6 and frequent heavy showers through the morning.
The blustery conditions meant that sea-watching was the only realistic option so I did a couple of hours from behind the Kiosk. It was slow-going however, not helped by having to occasionally seek shelter to dodge the worst of the showers! It was much the same as recently, with a couple of Curlews yet again and nothing too exciting.....Gannet – 10 o/s fishing
Shelduck – 1W
Curlew – 2W
Sandwich Tern – c.12 o/s fishing – moving back and forth
Mediterranean Gull – 2W
It must surely be the same pair as before and presumably they have lost their chick from the first attempt and are now trying a second brood. The new nest, although near to the old one, looks more vulnerable to my eyes and with the amount of disturbance around is perhaps doomed to failure, but time will tell.
Monday, 22 June 2020
Six Swifts were seen over the M-o-S village centre this morning. In the afternoon Stock Doves were calling in the top of tall poplar trees in the observer's garden on the Harefield estate, then later a pair of Green Woodpeckers were feeding on ants on the lawn. (JB)
Thursday, 18 June 2020
Saturday, 13 June 2020
We walked along the beach this morning as far as Poole Place, but didn't see any Ringed Plovers this time. The was however some nice compensation in the form of four Bee Orchids on one of the banks. (J&VK)