Common Blue, good numbers at Middleton Lakes,RSPB
Tuesday 2nd August 2011
I've been doing some smash and grab birding over the last few days so this is really a summary. Mill pool, Alvecote has been quiet with only a couple of Lesser Whitethroats and a single Little Egret to get excited about. I know, that good. Middleton Lakes and Kingsbury produced Greenshank(both days), Wood Sandpiper, LRP, Barn Owl, Raven, Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Kestrel, Buzzard and Cuckoo. The Cuckoo was perhaps the biggest surprise flying past at head height as if I wasn't there. A couple of people reported Black tailed Godwit but I didnt see any sign despite a good look.