Saturday 14 April 2012

Garden tick!

A tell-tale call  - a bit Eider Duck, a bit 'oo-er missus' - alerted me to the presence of a pair of Med Gulls over the house today - living in Wareham, with a breeding population in Poole Harbour, this species was always going to be a garden tick one day, but these were the first I had since in the year since we moved here.

This evening I walked around nearby Swineham Gravel pits - many more warblers singing since my last visit, including a dozen Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps, two Reeds and a single Willow.

Mistle Thrush, Swineham

Sand Martin, Swineham

Drake Teal, Swineham

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