Friday, 26 July 2013

Birding in July

Birding took a back seat this month as the weather was more suitable for my other hobbies but my travels did give me an opportunity to catch up with some of the New Forest specialties like Dartford Warbler, Woodlark and Nightjar while a twitch to the Farne Islands found me enjoying a number of sea bird species while watching the Bridal and Roseate Tern, while up north I also took the opportunity to visit the Filey area and enjoyed good views of Minkie Whale.

Locally then Draycote Water has been quiet with the odd Black Tern, Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin and Ringed Plover going through with the rarest being a Wood Sandpiper at Brandon Marsh.
Yellow-legged Gulls dominate the roost at Draycote.


  1. Hi, remember me? Christine from Bridge Nursery. We saw a red kite fly over our site earlier this week, never seen one before in Warks

  2. Hi Christine
    Keep an eye for Marsh Harrier as one has been reported in the area recently.