Thursday, 13 August 2020

Temminck's Stint, Amwell Nature reserve

Early evening on Monday 10th, a Temminck's Stint had been found at Amwell Nature Reserve. With the bird still present on Wednesday afternoon we decided to make the 20-mile trip early today. We arrived at 7am and connected with the Temminck's Stint immediately. 

It was happily feeding on the central island in the picture below.

Temminck's Stint 

Friday 14th August

The lockdown measures this year have seen a big decline in my year list numbers and several birds that I would expect to see in April and May have been missed. Leaving me to try to connect with some of them on the way out rather than on the way in. One of these birds is the Pied Flycatcher, so when Nick C reported two at Wanstead Flats we made the trip that afternoon. As luck would have it we bumped into Nick shortly after leaving the car park and he took us to the SSSI area. It took a while to connect but eventually one showed very nicely among the branches of a Silver Birch.

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