Saturday, 23 August 2008

Saturday 23rd August

Blithfield Reservoir, 13:00 - 17:30

2 Black Terns from the causeway. Then as Kay and Max arrived we took a walk along the Admaston side of Blithe Bay produced 44 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 3 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail.

Due to a technical problem, i.e. needing a comfort break, I had to momentarily leave Blithers. There's nowt worse than birding with a gurgling digestive system! Actually there is, and it's needing a comfort break in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in India. "Just go in the jungle" the driver said. Never mind if you get eaten by a Tiger!

On my return to Tad Bay, the Blurred Birder informed me of Knot in Tad Bay and Turnstone at the dam. We couldn't find the Knot, but we did manage Garganey, 2 Redshank, 2 Greenshank and one of the summering Ospreys appeared over the plantation. It appears that one of them has a rather smart set of feathers, but the one we saw was the tatty looking one.

Well it's been nice to spend birding time with the Brightside birders Kay and Max over the last couple of days. Great company as always.

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