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4 August 2012
Jono put a huge amount of effort in to bag 2 Crossbill over his garden, and the new Bird Finder General, Dan Hennessy, slightly more to get a Sedge Warbler on the 1st down by the Alex, and then a couple of Black-tailed Godwit, over his head and over the brooms. Patch mega.
I am very happy for him, really! Would have been happier if I had been the right side of Long Wood when he saw them, but cack happens!
The east end of Long Wood was becoming warbler central on Thursday, I caould have stayed alll day, but I wanted to get down to the old sewage works and needed a coffee.
As I supped a cup down by the Dell, I noted a bird scurrying upside down on an oak branch. Nuthatch, get in!
The sewage works quieter, but on the way back and searching for my long overdue Red-backed Shrike. It hasn't turned up yet, but an early Spotted Flycatcher was. Two ticks, oh yes!
Friday was quieter, but a showy and confiding Kestrel, kept Stevey T and myself amused for some time.
Dan promises a Greenshank next week. Only if I am there mate!