Saturday, 10 October 2009

More ROCK PIPITS at Wilstone

A brief call at Startop's End Reservoir, Tring, produced a couple of Grey Wags, I then moved on to Wilstone Reservoir where in the jetty area I discovered two SCANDINAVIAN ROCK PIPITS feeding together. They were very mobile and skittish, and after only a short time they were both flushed by a jogger. One bird took off and flew right over the Cemetery and was heading for Startop's whilst the other fortunately landed by the jetty and allowed a few other observers (including Steve Rodwell and Charlie Jackson) to get on to it. This was then flushed and took off high into the sky, proceeded right across the reservoir, cleared the Poplars and flew off strongly South-West into Bucks. Both birds were clearly ( 100% ) different to last weeks bird, one of these being really quite bright (Mike Wallen)

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