Thursday, 25 June 2015

Calling Quail!

I had just finished emptying the moth trap when DW tweeted a Bee-eater at the observatory, a few minutes later I was there, sadly the Bee-eater wasn't. From the top of The Moat we scanned all around seeing a large female Peregrine and several Swifts, sadly we didn't see the flock of 10 
Bee-eaters flying west over Boulderwall Farm, I am getting a sense of deja vu or paranoia probably both.
By the entrance track to the reserve 2 Hobby's, from Dennis's hide 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 2 Ringed Plovers of note.
Another wander around the Scotney complex saw 4 Little Owls(thanks to Tony and Brenda), the 2 Spoonbills still insitu along with Avocets and still plenty of Yellow wagtails and Corn Buntings to be seen. 2 Barnacle and 3 Egyptian Geese among the Greylag and Canada Geese. 
 Little Owl Scotney
A brief outing this afternoon to the RSPB visitor centre where an Ice cream was enjoyed in the company of MH, saw more Hobby's, the 2 Little Ringed Plovers and another Peregrine. 
Quail calling this evening on Walland Marsh
This evening a wander around Walland Marsh found plenty of young Tree Sparrows, 2 Turtle Doves, a Cuckoo, a Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzards, a Barn Owl, 2 more Little Owls and a calling Quail that refused to show its self.
 Tree Sparrow
A Rosy Wave in the Plodland trap yesterday.

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