Saturday, 24 July 2021

July Update

Didnt realise just how long it had been since i had wrote up my latest blog. so its gonna be longer than normal, although ill still keep it short ne sweet.

July 9th Hollesley

3 Spoonbill again.

July 10th 

Started at Hollesley RSPB, Adult Yellow legged gull was on the shingle ridge. 2 Cuckoo still and a Spoonbill, 7 Black-tailed Godwit. 1 Green Sand turned up.
Then nipped upto Staverton Thicks 
Insects were the highlight of the afternoon, Pirate Spiders, Speckled Bush Crickets and a Lesser Marsh Grasshopper. Purple Hairstreak was a cracker. Plenty of Common Emerald. Red Deer with foals were a surprise.

July 15th 

Finally ticked Turtle Dove for the year in Boyton. I was just on a walk around the village with the dogs when i could hear it calling and then watched it fly out a dead tree.

July 17th 
Grass Snake Hollesley as well as a Spoonbill.

24th July

No birding for a week as its been so hot ive not wanted to go out again after work. Working outdoor all day means i just need shade when i get home. Today though it was nice cool and cloudy. Birds were on the move, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Wood Sandpiper a patch tick Adult Little Gull, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper and 4 Spoonbill.

Lets see what tomorrow brings.

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Hollesley 6th July

Amazed and delighted to see plenty of water in the reserve, this time last year it was empty and no birds.

Water equals birds. had 4 hours on site tonight just because there were birds moving. Final totals

10 Greenshank groups of (7,2,1)

28 Black tailed Godwit

2 Common Sandpiper

1 Green Sandpiper

2 Barn Owl

2 Spoonbill 

1 Hobby

Sunday, 4 July 2021

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Spoonbills are daily now up until today from the 30th June.  3 Birds minimum, with local breeders turning up anytime now i recon.

Green Sandpipers are up to 5 birds

 Poppies are just about hanging on. 

Black tailed Godwits have started moving now with 14 at Boyton and 3 at Hollelsey.

The Little Owls have produced 1 young. The adults are keeping a close eye on it. 

Finally a picture of a Red Legged Partridge and the local female Marsh Harrier.

A Brent Goose today was early/late surprise to Hollesley.