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Thursday, 30 April 2009

28-4-09 "New Pond @ Holywell "

A cycle ride through the tracks to Holywell, I can't belief the difference in a couple of weeks plenty of Whitethroats singing anywhere there was suitable habitat, a 2nd cal yr Iceland Iceland flew over the Avenue heading north, it's good to see one still around will have to check out the haunts in May to get some photos. Holywell Pond was lifting with Hirundines well over a hundred just ploughing back and fourth over the pond , I scanned & scanned looking for a Swift or perhaps Red Rumped, no sign of Garganey and I headed off to St Mary's, but the weather was deteriorating fast and it started to rain, Gannets passing north close inshore but with no cover seawatching was going to be a no go, only a single Curlew on the pond and a Whitethroat in the bushes , I eventually gave up soaked and headed home, luckily my skins waterproof , but my camera and other gear is not !!!
29-4-09 Cycled to Seaton Sluice late afternoon for a look at the sea, wind back SE which is hard to tell where I live as the direction is changed as it flows around the houses, lots of Gannets well out in the haze heading S, Auks heading N with 20-30 Guillemots feeding just offshore, also more than usual number of Fulmars on the sea and past the point, with Kittiwakes heading N, & 20+ Sandwich Terns also feeding just offshore. Nothing special but just a nice little scene.
Goldfinch collecting nesting material

New pond South East of Holywell as yet not much on it

This is mine !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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