Monday, 30 May 2011

A visit to Uttoxeter Quarry

Monday 30th May 2011
Another dreary Bank holiday and with family matters to attend to I hadnt anticipated any birding. In the event the lure of another good bird in Staffs. was too strong and I made time for a dash to Uttoxeter Quarry for a wader I'd never seen in the 4 Counties before, a Lesser Yellowlegs. The walk along the footpath was a little damp but at least the persisent heavy rain had stopped, at least long enough to have a good look at the dainty shorebird. The main pit provided some excellent habitat with a variety of species present including Sanderling, Dunlin and LRPs. all viewable from the Public footpath. There was just time to exchange a few pleasantries with a motley selection Staffs birding legends before heading back.

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