Friday, 2 April 2010

Ton up

A timely text from Pete, requesting a Telescope to confirm half a dozen suspected Common Scoter on the Banbury, soon had me, after some quick negotiations, up on the bank and scoping the aforementioned sextet. Pete was of course correct in his suspicions three fine adult males and three females. Also hanging out with them was a Brent Goose. Both species I have not seen on the patch for many a year. 5 Swallows a Sand Martin and a Green Sandpiper over completed this flying visit. As far as I know the Scoter were the 100th species for the patch this year but I believe there may be some other undisclosed records so watch this space. PW

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