Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Local birding: Brockholes Quarry - 9th July 2008.

The superb juv Black-necked Grebe is present for the third day on No1 Pit. This species has now been recorded at the site for the third consecutive year.

This delightful juv Common Redstart is only the third site record in the period Aug 10th 1998-9th July 2008, and a Brockholes tick for Myself, 9 years 11 months after adopting the site as my local patch.... and thousands of hours later! Everything in context, the pleasure I got from this bird was immense, thats the magic of local patch birding. Previous site records: a male on 23rd April 2006 and a juv on 22nd July 2007.

Also an adult Green Sandpiper, one of two birds on+off in the past week.