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Last minute panic ! tomorrow is the last day of September.

September 29, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

KingfisherCommon, Tern, Spotted, Sandpiper, Where on earth did September go? one minute its January and exciting at the prospect of a fantastic list of species, and suddenly September is close to going. So I better get the blog updated as to what on earth has been going on.
 

With September dragging the summer out a little longer and the migrants seemingly not wanting to get gone just yet, there have been a lot of long stayers with even last minute breeders still feeding young at the nest, And we are already seeing good numbers of winter visitors arriving all along the East coast and Redwings are being reported in Shropshire already, does this indicate a harsh winter abroad or is it a failure of some of the winters crops.
 

Yellow-browed Warbler numbers are not only earlyish! but are in good numbers indeed. Could we see another eruption of Waxwings spreading across the country fingers crossed.
 

So what to place here, as the last blog of September? lets have a butchers. A few last minute visitors at Venus Pool Shropshire. And elsewhere.
 


 

Common Redstart at Venus Pool.
 

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  Great-white Egret Leighton Moss.
 

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  Curlew sorting his junk.
 

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  One of the ever (seemingly) present Kingfishers.
 

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 A Great-white Egret at RSPB Conwy
 

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 Common Tern juvenile VP
 

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 Gargany at Conwy
 

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   Pectoral Sandpiper Wood Lane Shropshire.
 

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  And the wind changed direction and brought with it rain.
 

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  Redshank and the rain.
 

 
 

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 Redshank fly by.
 

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  Spotted Redshank.
 

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  Pink-footed Goose at Leighton Moss.
 

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  Pink-footed Goose Arriving at Leighton moss.
 

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  Common Crane WWT Slimbridge.
 

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  Cute, inquisitive Juv. Ringed Plover
 

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  Female Atlantic Grey Seal at Cymlyn bay Anglsey.
 

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  Ringed Plover Cymlyn.
 

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  Dunlin Cymlyn Bay.
 

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  Bull Atlantic Grey seal.
 

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  Ruff, WWT Slimbridge.
 

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  Green Sandpiper in preen mode.
 

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So there are just some of what was photographed over the last two weeks, some goodly birds, to list all those missed birds would bring tears to the eyes, still next time praps eh!
 

Bit too many photo's here but hey you got the lot cheers Paul
 


 


 


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