Tuesday, 14 April 2009


HILLESDEN POOLS; 6 Redshank/2 Oystercatcher/2 Yellow Wagtail/1 White Wagtail/ 1 smart male Northern Wheatear/2 Snipe/ c 18 Lapwing. The flock of c100 European Golden Plover is still about, the majority in full breeding plumage (see photographs above), some with jet black underparts so think Northern birds?. They are either in low crop or fine tilled fields around pools. If loafing/roosting in low crop virtually invisible!! Today feeding in fine tilled field behind pools and more visible. Four, including splendid black and gold one on mud on pools preening breifly before being chased off by breeding Lapwing (Tim Watts)

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