Thursday, March 27, 2008

Local Birding: Brockholes Quarry - 27th March 2008.

Above: This stonking pair of adult summer Med Gulls dropped in twice during my visit, specnding over an hour on the Main Pool on the second occasion.
Above: Kittiwake - briefly at 10:30, the third individual this week.
Below: Med Gull & Kittiwake.

Above & below: This Jack Snipe gave distant vews on the opposite bank of No1 Pit. Later I approached it to within 10ft only for it to fly c1,000th sec before I pressed the camera shutter....AARRGGHHH!!

Below: Sightings of Raven are becoming more frequent at the site, this is one of a pair that flew south.
Additionally, several Buzzard inc 5 together, 1 Dunlin, 50+ Sand Martin and Chiffchaff were seen.