The search goes on but with little success I'm afraid. All my local migrant 'traps' have let me down thus far. Had to go to Draycote Water for some excitement in the way of a couple of Shag and then there's always the GWE at Alvecote but you can only 'rediscover' it so many times before it rates with the Black Swan. The Ravens at the Ridge Lane Quarry and probably the same birds at Caldecote Hall provided some light relief with their tumbling routines.
September 1st saw a brace of Wheatears on the Mancetter hills and two Hobby were seen, one at Ladywalk and one at Alvecote, Also saw a pair of Peregrines were near the river Anker towards Hartshill but passerines were generally thin on the ground with the exception of several Blackcaps feeding together in the rain on Elderberries at the Anchor bushes today. No particularly surprising sightings but there were still about 12 House Martins at Caldecote Hall meadows yesterday.(Friday)
Green Sandpiper, Brandon Marsh
Shag, Draycote Water