|Shelducks record shot|
I still had a wonderful morning and was learning a lot about Curlew and the difference between the Whimbrel. And besides I had a wonderful view through the scope of a Sandwich Tern washing and preening.
the birds seen were, Curlew, Shelduck, Mute Swan, Mallards, Stock Dove, Great Black-backed Gull,
|Record digiscoped shot of a Sandwich Tern|
Reed Warbler, Moorhen, Oystercatchers and a Sandwich Tern.
After having a bite to eat and a drink I decided as there were no Whimbrel about to go over to Sunny Side Farm and go up on to the heath to see if I could find any Woodlarks. Having walked down the old tram way listening to Chiffchaff and Willow Warblers calling and managing to see them flit about along the scrub that line the tram way I made my way up on to the heath. This is a lovely place to be with a nice view over Wareham channel. But silly me left the camera back at the car which I kicked myself later because on the way back down the heath I heard a Cuckoo calling and as I made my way back to the tram way there it was sitting on the gate post. I set the scope up and had a brilliant view of the this cuckoo calling away I could see its upper blue grey upper part its wings dropped, undertail covert barring and as it calling it was moving its tail from side to side a great way to end a wonderful days birdwatching.
The birds seen at this place were- House Sparrows, House Martins, Swallows, Starlings, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Stonechat, Buzzard, Cuckoo.