Wednesday, 19 August 2009


Spent a few hours at Amwell this morning, Seemed to be very quiet-no Common Terns, duck numbers down, and seemingly few raptors out enjoying the hot air.
We did have a few waders though, four Common Sandpiper, four Green Sandpiper and a Greenshank that stayed until 1030 when it flew off west. There have been a couple of Snipe recently-none seen today, and there were very few small birds either, apart from a lone Willow Warbler practicing it's song.
Overhead, a few Swallows and Sand Martins were moving south, and we had a fly over Yellow Wagtail too. Skywatching paid off, and eventually a couple of Sparrowhawk did appear, along with a single Hobby and three distant Buzzard.
As I was leaving, Jim picked up one of the local Spotted Flycatchers in the orchard, so as it turned out, not a bad couple of hours despite the heat.

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