Friday, 28 September 2012

Croxall Lakes 22nd September

Saturday 22nd September, 8.30am - 11.30am

Back on one of the regular patches, Croxall Lakes.

Some muddy edges had returned a glimmer of hope for local wader action, however at the time of writing i suspect the newfound scrapes have not survived the week's earlier deluge. We'll find out tomorrow.

The star bird this morning was a single juvenile Black-tailed Godwit, a regular but by no means common passage bird in the West Mids region. Other waders noted; 1 Redshank, 3 Green Sand and 2 Snipe.

There was a bit of noticeable overhead vis mig in the form of Meadow Pipit and Skylark. Also 3 high altitude Jays.

Little Egret today numbered 4. Around 70 Black-headed Gulls were present. Goosander had increased to  10 on the river. A Little Grebe, 22 Shoveler, 6 Buzzard and Reed Bunting also noted.

Little Grebe - image courtesy of Martyn Yapp

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