17 & 18.05.12. Birdlog (Garganey)

Garganey (drake) image by WSM

It’s that man again…Received a text from Paul C about a Garganey he had found on No 6 tank. When I eventually arrived Paul and Mark Payne were exiting stage right. Nevermind, I found the bird in situ feeding along the margins of the flooded pool (see site image below). Managed a few record shots of the bird. Also present were 3 Black-tailed Godwits and some cracking views of Ringed Plovers. Hundreds of Swifts were feeding low over the embankments, riding the warm evening breeze. Finally, a Cuckoo was singing from the fence posts on no 5 tank. The Garganey was still present on 18th.

Flooded pool on No 6 tank looking from the west. Image by WSM.