Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Still Rather Quiet......

Well it's still all rather quiet on the birding front locally. Hopefully things will pick up soon. I always think that July can be a good month for birding. Finding a Spoonbill last July proved that, but a bit of luck helps of course.

On last Saturday evening (3rd July), Uttoxeter Quarry held a Green Sandpiper, 8 Common Sandpiper, 4 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher. With hardly water left in the main gravel pit, there's currently some nice areas of mud. But without any rain soon, how long will that last?

Then on the Sunday, it was looking similar at Blithfield. Well not that similar, it would take one heck of a drought to dry the reservoir up. But certainly looking lower at the end of Blithe Bay here:

Notable totals here included 27 Little Ringed Plovers, 8 Common Sandpipers, 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 3 Wigeon, 6 or so Common Terns. And that's your lot for now.

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