Tuesday, 9 August 2016

First update in several months

It has been extremely quiet at Tring Reservoirs for at least a couple of months with little of interest being noted and despite the children's holidays, the water levels remain unusually high. The undoubted highlight has been the nesting of at least 6 pairs of LITTLE EGRET on the Drayton Bank at Wilstone......
College Lake BBOWT has been pretty good in the interim, with no less than 11 Black-tailed Godwits appearing so far this autumn (including a flock of 6 yesterday afternoon) and a single adult European Golden Plover last Thursday. Water levels on the marsh look excellent for further arrivals.

On the hills, COMMON REDSTARTS have been present for about a month now, with two new arrival juveniles just today. Up to 5 WHINCHATS have also been present for a week in the field below the car park. A new blog site is now devoted to this hotspot migrant location - http://ivinghoebeaconbirds.blogspot.co.uk/

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