April 05, 2006

Post-work birding


It's that great time of year when you can go birding after work's finished. Tonight we stopped at Grafham Water to see a Blue-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava flava which had been hanging out at the dam all afternoon.

There was a spectacular hatch of flies which was obviously what had drawn the 'Blue-headed' to that area, along with about ten other Yellow Wags, a couple of Grey Wags and some Pieds. Didn't manage to identify any Whites conclusively, though.

The Great Northern Diver that we'd seen before (at Diddington) was visible, too.

Species added today:
125. Blackcap
126. Willow Warbler
127. Yellow Wagtail

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