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Tuesday, 18 October 2011


One of the two OLIVE-BACKED PIPITS at Watermill

  At 12.45, news came out that there were 2 OLIVE-BACKED PIPITS at Watermill! There was so much going on at work and it wasn't until 16.30 that I got to see them. When I arrived, all the crowds had moved on and just left 8 photographers. They were hoping that both pipits would move from the top to the bottom of the field next to the lane where we were all standing on. It didn't take long before they were just in front of us performing really well. At times, they could both easily go missing in among the weeds. One of them was a well maked bird with bold streaking. The other individual was the complete opposite and was less well marked with weak streaking. Both were cracking birds and hope they stick around for a while.
  Just up the road at Borough Farm, the juvenile UPLAND SANDPIPER was showing very well close to the road.

The well marked individual

Not so well marked individual

Juvenile UPLAND SANDPIPER at Borough Farm

  After work, I just had time to have a look for yesturdays Boneilli's Warbler sp, at Content before it was dark. There were only 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest and the Willow Warbler and SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF. A Whinchat, male Blackcap, 3 Snipe and 35+Meadow Pipit were in the nearby fields.

Whinchat at Telegraph

Lazy git at Borough Farm

Higher Lanes this evening

From Porthloo early this evening Robin Mawer

Adult LAPLAND BUNTING at Deep Point Robin Mawer

I first heard this song 'Five miles out' by Mike Oldfield over 25 years ago and thought it was amazing. Now, I guess it's not that bad, but I still can't understand a bloody word Mike's saying!

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