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Monday, 29 September 2014

HEMEL MEGA: JACK SNIPE & 2 COMMON SNIPE at flood meadow N of Hemel Garden Centre, Great Gaddesden.


JACK SNIPE & 2 COMMON SNIPE at flood meadow N of Hemel Garden Centre, Great Gaddesden. Jack Snipe flushed with MEADOW PIPIT flock, circled once, then landed out of sight again - earliest date recorded locally.

JACK SNIPE at Great Gaddesden - composite of record shots in flight.

Also seen...

2 LITTLE EGRETS
3 GREY HERONS
2 TEAL
GADWALL
2 GREY WAGTAILS
C.10 MEADOW PIPITS
REED BUNTING
RED KITE
Possible WATER RAIL called once



4 comments:

  1. Cracking catch Dan!! 3 flight shots!! Good work!

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  2. Thanks Martin. They aren't great but may help someone with ID. It was just thinking about raining so the light was rubbish, though just pleased to see one there again to be honest, & so early in the year.

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  3. What a great way to start the week, Dan! Well done on getting the flight shots too ;o)! (Lucy)

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    1. Thanks Lucy, yes a very pleasant start indeed! I certainly didn't expect Jack Snipe while it's still warm enough to be wearing a t-shirt!

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