Wednesday, 25 August 2010

A hot afternoon in the marsh

The situation was a bit quieter this afternoon in the Lisert wetland (GO). Loads of migrating Darter sp. (Sympetrum sp.) - massive movement a bit everywhere. The highlight were three WHIMBRELS, always "escorting" a group of Curlews. Other birds in the area included: two Garganeys, the two Ferruginous Ducks, some Common Eiders on the sea, two juv. Purple Herons, loads of Common Sandpipers, one Spotted Redshank, 2-3 Greenshanks, one Snipe, 1 Med Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern and 1 Spotted Flycatcher in the trees.