Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Autumn 2006

Dorset in October
Highlight was a trip to Arne where we saw a Dartford Warbler on the heath, plus a superb view of a Peregrine attacking. Loads of little egrets and curlews.At Studland we watched Red Breasted Merganser out in Poole Harbour, Redshank on the mud and Stonechat on the Heath.

Dec 9/10 at Staines
Great Northern Diver and Black Necked Grebe, plus Goldeneye.

Dec 17 at Oare
Leo glimpsed Long Billed Dowitcher. Also Little Stint.Dec 21 at Barnes. I saw the Bittern which Leo had been watching all week. Also an avocet, pintail and a sparrowhawk in a bush right outside Peacock hide.