Sands Lane

Week 40 was a quiet week, at work butterfly species seen were Speckled Wood plenty on these still on the wing with a couple of Commas. Bird wise a couple of Jays making there presence known with the loud squawking as they went around the small wooded area. Friday the 8th saw me at Sands Lane Gravel Pits for a couple of hours mainly digiscoping the Black Headed Gulls present along with Mute Swan, Canda Geese, Greylag Geese [3], Pochard [1♀], Mallard, Grey Heron, Pied Wagtail [3 over]. Lapwing [c70], Lesser Black Backed Gull [2], Common Gull [1].

Saturday the 9th a couple of uneventful hours at Old Moor we never did find the Garganey or Little Stint but Dunlin, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Lapwing, Golden Plover and Snipe were all seen.

Digiscoped images below of Mute Swan and Black Headed Gulls from Sands Lane using Nikon P5100, in very poor light conditions

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