Friday 19 May 2017

18-19th May 2017

Thursday started at Canons Farm, producing patch interest in the form of Cormorant, Grey Heron, six Mallards and a Lesser Black-backed Gull... For a change, I then headed to the London Wetland Centre where little was going on but it was nice to see Common Tern, Common Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover.

Friday's forecast was for a rainy morning but yet again it turned out to be mostly dry. I stuck around at Beddington for much of the day anyway, as Christian C and Magnus A were around, along with Koje. The undoubted highlight was the spanking drake Garganey found by Frank P on the South Lake. The (or possibly another?) 2cy Iceland Gull, a Common Sandpiper and a couple of LRPs were also about.

♂ Garganey at Beddington
Swallows at Beddington