April 26th  

Dorney Wetlands

After all the moaning about a slow passage I checked the whinchat records and found that the earliest I had one here was April 29th ... so this evening's was the earliest yet! Unusually there was just the single on the old sewage farm settling beds (now grass and odd bits of scrub) - seen from the "view point" on the north bank of Dorney Wetlands

No wader passage today with only swallows and common terns moving up the channel

No word either from the gropper this evening in bright, windy conditions - I was there until about 7pm

CAMERA : E995V1.6 quite windy
METERING : SPOT
MODE : A   SHUTTER : 1/87sec
APERTURE : F5.1   EXP +/- : -1.0
FOCAL LENGTH : f31.0mm
eyepiece 30x
IMG ADJUST : STANDARD
SENSITIVITY : ISO200
WHITEBAL : AUTO  SHARPNESS : OFF
DATE : 26.04.2005 19:00
QUALITY : FULL FINE
SATURATION : +1
FOCUS AREA : CENTER

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