Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Humming bird? I dont think so.

Stonechat, Middleton Lakes, RSPB. Staffs


Tuesday 22nd November 2011

More like 'the old days' today at Middleton Lakes RSPB with the hardcore regulars outnumbering the visitors. The birdlife too was pretty regulation. Numbers of winter thrushes had increased to several hundred and numbers of Wigeon and Golden plovers had increased since my previous visit. There were still a few Dunlin about according to Geoff Williams, and a single Common Snipe was feeding with Lapwing on the 'New Reedbed' pool. At least 4 Little Egrets were seen dotted about but no sign of any SE Owls. A 1st winter Stonechat popped up near the track at the North end of the reserve and did a very good impression of a humming bird but that was as exciting as it got.

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