Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Day 3 Brownsea

Up again pre dawn to see what was heading out. Not a great deal this morning, only a handful of Terns with most of yesterdays having already moved on.

Checked the lagoon but no sign of last nights Buff-breast today.

Spoonbills flushed by something. Didnt see the culprit.

Juv Teal feeding just outside the hide

Islands busy with Blackwits, most now in winter plumage with the odd orange bird

Juv Blackwit with a few adult winter scapulars now appearing

From the other side

Much plainer adult bird

Colour ringed bird. Think all my records have have turned out to be from birds ringed on the Icelandic breeding grounds apart from a few ringed by Pete Potts in Langstone.

Every now and then the sun would break through lighting up the subject

Teal coming in to land

Colour ringed Avocet. Have to get back to you on that one

Juv Shelduck, with shiny green speculum glinting in the sunlight