Monday, 1 September 2014

An evening stroll

The Dodds clan went for a stroll around Branton Ponds on Monday evening.  There was a beautiful sunset which accompanied one or two birds of interest.  These include a little egret that flew upstream, a kingfisher, two green sandpipers flew high overhead and a late sedge warbler calling from the reed bed at the western end of the West Pool.  Reasonable numbers of both willow warbler and chiffchaff were calling from the scrub along with several goldcrests.

There was a reasonable selection of waterfowl including several wigeon, great crested and little grebes. Ian and Keith were also in view for a short period.

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