Sunday, 1 July 2012


The normal  Sunday at Amwell-the usual regulars present and we spent a large part of the morning chatting until Vicky taking time out from Rye Meads walked up and said "have you seen the Black Necked Grebes?" Whoops.
The two birds still in breeding plumage showed fairly well in the middle of the main lake all morning, and seemed to be feeding synchronously and always close together. Presumably a failed breeding pair.
Waders getting thin on the ground-single Redshank and Oystercatcher, though four of the latter have been seen. Large numbers of Swifts with a few Swallow and Sand Martin feeding over the water. Once the sun came out and it warmed up a bit we had a few raptors flying around including a couple of Red Kites and Hobbies.
There were several Little Egrets around, including three juveniles feeding in one of the bays.

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