Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Birding re-adjustment!

Hi

A visit to Ravensthorpe Res this morning played a part in my re-adjustment to local birding expectations!  Great Crested Grebe, Coot and Moorhen were the first in over six weeks!  A Mandarin Duck was on the small side visible from the causeway and there was evidence of the now traditional local summer build-up of ducks as they progress through the eclipse stage.  Good numbers of loafing Mallard, Gadwall and Tufted Duck were interspersed with a few Pochard and Shoveler.

Not much else to report today but a Red Kite was in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton late morning, and there has clearly been a major Ringlet butterfly emergence during the last few days.

Regards

Neil M
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