Sunday, 19 August 2018

Spoonbill and Semi p

Quiet again all week on the patch except for 2 Hobby. Yesterday 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap and a Fulmar at COSW. Nipped into Minsmere for a distant Semipalmated Sandpiper, i only had my spare bins with me so it was kind of someone to lend me there scope briefly. Id been out all day without my gear.
Come to think of it Tuesday i found a Ring necked parakeet in Ipswich as i was looking around some new sites at work.

Today i was out fairly early on the patch highlight was a cracking Spoonbill over the sea. Gannet, 16 Swifts and a Sparrowhawk and Hobby hunting Sand Martins.

Nipped to Minsmere again for the day for a better look at the Semi p. Also onsite a Great White Egret, Black Tern at sea, plenty of Spotted Redshanks and Little Gulls, Common Lizards, and 3 Wasp Spiders.

Really need the patch to up its game..

Saturday, 11 August 2018


Sorry ive not any updates lately but its been very very quiet except for 2 Juvenile Pied Flycatchers in the garden on the 3rd August and another on the patch on the same day. There had been a nice fall. Then August 7th another on the patch, also large bat species.
August 4th a Greenshank over and 151 Med gulls on the NSW roof.
Almost forgot the Osprey over the Garden on the 3rd.

Anyway back to today Parked up at Dunwich beach carpark and walked along the beach to Minsmere, couldnt go on the reserve because we had the dogs but the public platform was good enough for views over the scrapes, 1 Black Tern, 1 Arctic Tern 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Little Tern and plenty of Common Terns. 20 Little Gulls including a few offshore. 1 3rd Summer Yellow Legged Gull and 7 Spotted Redshanks. Green Sandpiper and 5 Whimbrel were nice bonus's.
Lastly i managed to find 2 cracking Wasp spiders.