Saturday, August 29, 2015

Green Withens

Black Redstart juvenile still at Green Withens again by the outflow. I got within 20yds as it sunbathed on the dam wall when the camera died on me ! I also saw the bird eating the same sort of  prey as the Bradshaw Cuckoos - dark hairy caterpillars - and swallowing them whole after a tussle!
Looks like they are mainly eating Peacock butterfly larvae (thanks to AC and CD fro the help in i d)

Also 1 Common Sandpiper and a juvenile Ringed Plover viewed on the shoreline with the scope from the outflow area.
Several L B B Gulls through >W
1 adult Yellow-legged Gull type went through over the res'r >W but unfortunately it didn't drop in and I couldn't be 100% sure of i d - so will have to let that one go.
1 Meadow Pipit

3 comments:

Brian Sumner . said...

Sounds like a good visit today Dave, a place I,ve never been.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

A good trip out Dave.

John

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Black Redstart still there today from Geoff S - around the boat house.