Sunday, 14 September 2008

Bird sightings over the week

Here is a list of sightings I have seen over the last week.
5th September 2008:
1 Swift at Watermead CP South
6 Black Terns (3 Adults and 3 Juveniles), and 2 Hobbies at Cropston Reservoir.

6th September 2008:
6 Black Terns and 1 Little Egret at Cropston Rservoir.
2 Black Terns and a single Hobby at Swithland Reservoir.

7th September 2008:
4 Little Egrets at Cropston Reservoir.
5 Hobbies at Swithland Reservoir.
1 Black Tern,1 Eclipse Drake Garganey, 2 Little Egrets, 6 Knots, 15 Dunlins,1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank and 2 Ringed Plovers at Eyebrook Reservoir.

9th September 2008:
1 Female/1st winter Pied Flycatcher, 1 Redstart, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Chiffchaffs and 2 Blackcaps at Croft Hill.

So basically over the week I saw a year tick in the form of the Pied Flycatcher at Croft, good numbers of Black Terns away from Rutland Water and an assortment of waders at Eyebrook.
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