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Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th November 2012
Brambling - always nice to have in the garden
Garden visitors today in the rain included a Brambling, coming to the feeders throughout the day, also five Greenfinches, seven Chaffinches and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Another shot of the Brambling
After a quiet start at Coombe Hill on Friday morning in overcast and damp conditions, I went to WWT Slimbridge following news that James had found a YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER. The sun came out for the rest of the day and the YB showed nicely in Willows near South Lake hide, then disappearing for several hours before showing again later in the afternoon when I saw it again. The Long-billed Dowitcher was on the Tack Piece with the Godwit flock, also a Little Egret, and three Lesser Redpolls were around the grounds; c180 Dunlin and five Golden Plover were on the Top New Piece.
Long-billed Dowitcher on the Tack Piece
Little Egret in front of Robbie Garnett Hide
On a sunny Saturday, with Andy and Mark, I returned to WWT, but no sign unfortunately of the YBW. On the Tack Piece 146 Black-tailed Godwits were present and a Snipe was in front of Martin Smith hide; 114 Black-tailed Godwits were on South Lake. A couple of late Helophilus pendulus and Eristalis tenax hoverflies were on the ivy near the In Focus shop.
Helophilus pendulus, WWT
Pintail female, The Rushy
Lapwing, The Rushy
Garden visitors today included a Brambling, coming to the feeders throughout the day, also five Greenfinches, seven Chaffinches and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Comments

Paul said…
Many thanks Vrajesh :)

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