While watching the Sand Martins, Swallows and Kingfisher on the River Isle near Ilminster, to my total surprise a Green Sandpiper dropped in. It only stayed for about 20mins and it headed off in the direction of Chard. So it might pop up on Chard Reservoir tomorrow.
Incidentally there was a flock of around 40 Golden Plover in the area at the weekend
Great garden tick for me in Holton near Wincanton on Tuesday. Flew overhead and called while gardening earlier this week. Only a tiny stream in the immediate vicinity. Had an Oystercatcher a few months ago too.
Could I ask why have you posted a photograph of a wheatear on this forum ? Please consider complying with the moderator's request which is at the top of this forum, not to put photographs on this sightings page.
Many thanks in anticipation of your future compliance.
Wrt your sightings, the "normal" methodology is to keep a record of your sightings throughout the year, and to send these records to the county recorder at year end.
Hi Ash, sorry, in my excitement of finding a group of Wheatears this evening on my local patch, I hadn't spotted the note issued a couple of days ago at the top of forum regarding photographs. Happy to comply with this request in the future and just stick to text.
Nice pic all the same. Up to your usual high standards :-)
Yet again posted rejected as declared SPAM. :((((
Yes, Green Sandpiper on River Isle near Ilminster tonight. Loads more to report....
Amazing behaviour from the Gulls tonight. They were standing on the river bank reaching over and down and trying to catch the Sand Martin's returning to their burrows. Doesn't look good for the young when they fledge.
Also Kingfishers plus Water Voles. leaping Trout and a Vixen with one cub following her around the field.