This blog is about all forms of wildlife I record around North Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes in particular. My main interests for 2012 will be looking for anything I've not seen before.

Tuesday, August 31

Bank Holiday Birding

A busy weekend for me but managed to fit a bit of birding in. Highlights:

Friday evening - Linford - 3 Common and 2 Green Sandpipers.
Then onto Willen Lake - 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Common and 1 Green Sandpiper.

Saturday early morning - Manor Farm - 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe flew through, 3 Yellow Wagtails and best of all 2 Common Redstarts.
Then onto Stony Stratford NR, 1 Green Sandpiper was joined by another 3.
Then onto Foxcote Reservoir - 6 Green Sandpipers, 5 Common Sandpipers, 4 Greenshank, 1 juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 2 Hobbies flew through together and star bird was a juvenile Garganey.

Sunday evening - after being away in Kent over night I was very pleased to see the juvenile Kentish Plover was still reported from Eyebrook in the morning. By the time I'd returned from Kent and finally met up with Rob to hitch a ride to Eyebrook, time was running out (another dead Stoat on the road before Olney). We arrived at 1930 and only had about 40 minutes before our scopes were useless in the gloom. But just enough time to enjoy great views of the Kentish Plover which was joined by the Pectoral Sandpiper.

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