Monday, 30 August 2010

Bank holiday Birding

Sanderling, Draycote Water



Juvenile Ringed Plover

Monday 30th August 2010

Only managed a quick look at Mill pool, Alvecote yesterday in between the showers. Apologies to Dave Gray for not going to see his Kentish plover at Eyebrook Res. but had a few commitments or I would have done. Not much doing at Alvecote except a decent flock of House Martin and 6 Common Swift.
Today with a bit more time available Jan and I went for a walk round Draycote Water before the crowds, or so we thought. There was at least 1 Little Egret in Toft and at least 4 Common Sandpiper. The flock of Hirundines seems to be building up with at least 3 Swifts with them. Around the back on the hilly bit either side of Biggin Bay we were hit by a wave of cyclists. Not actually hit but there were a few near misses. Most cyclists are sensible but you also get some prats who think they're in an Olympic final. There will be a nasty accident one of these days, mark my words. Anyway we survived around to Hensborough bank where there were a few waders attracting a bit of a crowd: Sanderling, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, and 2 Turnstone. As we left the reservoir there was a queue of car waiting to come in. Most with bikes attached so gawd knows what it would be like later on. Best get to a pub.

1 comment:

  1. Nice shots Bob.Went myself yesterday and got the Sanderling.