Wednesday, September 13, 2006

13th September 2006

SN Reservoirs 1030-1200hrs MJP,TB
humid, changeable. mod SW.

Egyptian Goose - 2
Garden Warbler - 1
Wigeon - 8
Chiffchaff - 6
Sand Martin - 2

Aren't they glorious? Direct from Lake Nasser, obviously, two Egyptian Geese appeared at the Reservoirs this morning. Rather shy (thus strengthening their vagrant credentials), they commuted between the two reservoirs and could be seen easily from the New River path.

A Garden Warbler in full song in the thickets on the southern fringe of the East Res. was another nice surprise, and there are now eight Wigeon (also on the East).

(Thanks to Gary and Tony for the tip-off.)