Thursday, 5 May 2011

City Challenge update: Spotted Redshank!! 3rd May 2011.

Here is the latest update on the city year list: Spotted Redshank OMFL!! 
With the morning off before work in the afternoon, I checked out the usual Soar Valley sites. Sightings included the Temminck's Stint and Wood Sandpiper at Wanlip Meadows LRWT and a mobile Black Tern at Watermead CP North.
It wasn't until I got to Birstall Meadows that I struck gold, when I found a Spotted Redshank feeding on the floods! GET IN! 103 for the city year list!
As usual I sent a few texts around and phoned John Hague about the bird.
This was only the second time I had seen Spotted Redshank down the Soar Valley, so really a bit of mega for the site!
With a few more easy ticks to come, I am now targeting to get at least 115 species for my year list!?!

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