Saturday, 8 October 2011

Black-throated Diver - first of the season

Surprisingly quite this afternoon in the Lisert area (GO). The sky went overcast after midday and a cold northeasterly began to blow again. On the sea the feel was quite wintery, partly due to the presence of a BLACK-THROATED DIVER that allowed quite close views (pics above). The first one for the season... and actually the best bird of the day. Not much else around: 2 Kingfishers, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Water Rails, 1 adult female Marsh Harrier, 1 Great Egret among the many Grey Herons, a Reed Warbler in the reedbed, along with lots of Chiffchaffs and a Penduline Tit. 2 migrant Black Redstarts (females) were flycatching in the big car-park of the industrial harbour. Nearby a Roe Deer buck was grazing on a wasteland within an industrial estate.