Thursday, 16 May 2013

Play Me Old King 'Coal' that I may join with you! - Genesis

A chance to catch up with a few birds to add to both Year and Dorset lists in the Christchurch, Dorset area today. A brief stop at Mudeford Quay was profitable only for the view across to the Isle of Wight and
THE NEEDLES (Lighthouse)
A little further on the car park was 'eventually' found, only to be greeted by a COAL TIT which was an addition to both lists before wandering down to
 where both RABBITs
 and JACKDAW were seen in good numbers.
as ever looked magnificent in the morning sunshine
 as did the grazing PONIES out on the Salt Flats.
 There were also probably as many as 100
new for the County
 and even more distantly a group of Waders
 deserving of closer scrutiny.
 First to be identified was
 REDSHANK (Dorset)
 followed by the first SANDERLING of the year for me.
They were in the company of both Dunlin and Oystercatchers.
 The views and sky were quite dramatic
back towards MUDEFORD,
 the OPEN SEA and
 A few
SANDWICH TERNs were also recorded and added to the 
Dorset List which was the last of the day.
Totals stand at Year = 109, County = 85
 A shadow of a man, a face through a window
Crying in the night, the night goes into
Morning, just another day
Mandy - Barry Manilow

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