Sunday, May 29, 2011

Barton Pits...

A few hours to spare this afternoon saw me heading to one of my old haunts at Barton,to see what i could find.As it was overcast,i didn't bother to look for insects today,so concentrated on our avian friends,with me beginning at the new visitor centre.The best birds,were a trio of lovely Little Gulls,watched feeding and loafing on the Outdoor pursuit pit,giving superb views as they hawked for insects over the water,sometimes in the company of a couple of the resident Common Terns,showing just how small these little beauties are.Also here,were at least 47 Avocet,with some of the chick's,now hatching giving good,but distant views and a largeish flock of 142 Common Swift,mixed in with Swallow's,House and Sand Martins,all giving superb close views over the water in the overcast conditions,great stuff!.An enjoyable few hours on the old patch.

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