31 Oct 18

North Screen, Radipole RSPB Reserve

I had a good hour at the North Screen this afternoon, watching a Great White Egret, a Lesser Yellow-leg and a Marsh Harrier. Also on the south pool here were 3 Black-tailed Godwit, which took off, only to be replaced by 17 and a "white-headed" Ruff.

As the godwits landed so the Ruff joined the Lesser Yellowlegs. It appears these two have a bond which started at Lodmoor last month. The two would feed close together and so it appeared today, that is until the godwits took off and the Ruff with them.

Also about a Chiffchaff, lots of Teal, a few Grey Herons and 1 Snipe.

Here are a few images from this afternoon:

One of the 2 Great White Egrets at Radipole today.

17 Black-tailed Godwits drop in.........

........for a quick feed.

With them the "white-headed" Ruff joins the Lesser Yellowlegs.

A few minutes later the godwits and Ruff were gone just leaving the Yellowlegs.

Broadcroft Quarry Lane

Another quiet walk with just 2 Song Thrushes, 3 Blackbirds and a Great Spotted Woodpecker around the lane. Overhead 2 Common Buzzards, sadly not the Rough-legged Buzzard which passed over 40 minutes earlier and I missed. A photo of it Here on Twitter

Sadly not the Rough-legged Buzzard, but one of the local Common Buzzards.

Molly is going to miss Holly's freebies when she returns home on Friday.