Lockdown Diary: Monday 10.8.20

 It was a fruit-picking day for Eddie again, so I was up with the lark and out birding early. Along the continuation of the road which follows the River Welland between Crowland and Spalding (south Lincs), I encountered a few flocks of Yellow Wagt...

 

It was a fruit-picking day for Eddie again, so I was up with the lark and out birding early. Along the continuation of the road which follows the River Welland between Crowland and Spalding (south Lincs), I encountered a few flocks of Yellow Wagtails, and one very obliging Wheatear. I think from the ‘spotty’ scruffiness of its head it is a juvenile, just acquiring its first-winter plumage.



Juvenile Wheatear, near Spalding, Lincs, 10.8.20 

Deeping Lakes had a Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpipers.

Meanwhile, back home, I saw another yellow bellied Willow Warbler in our garden, this morning, just before work.