Sunday, 24 July 2011

Churring Nightjar and local birding

23rd-24th July 2011 an evening visit to Upper Foulridge on the 23rd with Steve Duffield
and the first Dunlin of the autumn was sat with a few Little-ringed Plovers and
a Common Sand'. A lone Wigeon was with the Mallard and Tufted Ducks and
 little else.
On the Lower Res' a juvenile Little Grebe fed by the waters edge. Suprisingly,
these birds are quite scarce at Foulridge.

Later in the evening we drove to a well known Nightjar site in Yorkshire. Although
we didn't see the birds, a brief snatch of churring was heard at 21.55.

Another visit to Foulridge the following day and a very quiet afternoon.
Only a week to go, then it's a tour of Europe in the campervan........ at last
i'll see some birds!!

juvenile Little Grebe

Juvenile Lapwing

juvenile and adult Pied Wagtails

juvenile House Martin

Great-crested Grebe

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