Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Waters Edge 21-9-11

Today saw Mandy & myself at Waters Edge to meet up with Roger Hatcliffe who kindly agreed to let Mandy have a play with his 7D for a few hours.
We set off towards the visitor centre end of the board walk to try and get the Yellow wagtails again,Mandy managed a few shot before they disappeared into the goat field,then we walked upto the haven to try for some flight shots of gulls but none around so we carried on along the humber bank and back onto the park to check out the pools for any waders but failed.
We could hear the Little Grebes calling so gave them a try but too distant so we headed for the dipping pond for some Dragons and found 1 Migrant Hawker resting and a couple of Common Darters.
Having a look on the back pool plenty of Tufted Duck with a few Shoveler & a Great Crested Grebe.
We then headed back to the Little Grebes but still keeping their distance we sat & had a coffee when Roger came & joined us for a while before he headed back off to the board walk and we headed off for the wood,this brought us our first Siskins of the Autumn in with a tit flock mainly Long-tailed & Blue Tit.
We walked along the pool to the back end where a Green Sandpiper took flight and 2 Grey Herons came into land,Mandy carried on ahead leaving me to try and photograph a Migrant Hawker in flight but only managed a couple of ok shots before giving up and catching Mandy back up,we continued with the woodland walk adding Bullfinch to the day list & Great Spotted Woodpecker.
This brought us back up to the Visitor Centre and meeting back up with Roger and handing him his camera back  and had a chat for a while,with the wind picking up we called it a day while Roger decided on staying for another hour or so.
Migrant Hawker

Common Darter

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