Monday, 22 August 2016

Search for returning birds

Monday 22nd August 2016

Interesting morning. Started at Focus Optics where Tim very kindly sorted out by bins after the Leica people at the Birdfair had somehow 'disabled' them while giving them a much needed clean. Moved on to Shustoke Res. but saw nothing noteworthy. So after picking up a Gales Pasty from a farm shop on route, as you do, ended up at Mill pool, Alvecote. Counted 9 Common terns and a Common Snipe before picking up the Great White Egret in its favoured location. A Common Sandpiper was on the Railway pool and an elusive Common Redstart was found in the teal pool hedge.

Great White Egret, Mill pool, Alvecote

Common Sandpiper

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