Winter at Holme Bird Observatory (please click for clip)

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Waders Shearwaters and an Invasion of Ladybirds ...

With Autumn migration tantalizingly close, Holme continues to throw up surprises. The first Skuas have appeared off the Dunes and the 30th July produceded a good passage of Manx Shearwaters - including an impressive group off 19 cutting through the waves. Seawatching for several days the end of July coincided with a major influx of Ladybirds - counted in the 10s of thousands -that carpeted the Dunes.

Greenshank .31 July. Busy catching small fish in the pools on Holme Marsh

Black Tailed Godwits Redwell Marsh 30 July. With Redwell regularly holding good numbers of Godwits, this flock of 72 was an impressive sight in the late afternoon sun

Snipe Redwell Marsh 29 July - on this occasion feeding very close to the hide

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