This is by far the latest date in the year that we’ve run a Nightjar trip and it proved to be a mistake. A full complement of members attended what proved to be the most disappointing birding trip thus far. The weather was fine but s late in the year, bird song was at best very limited which minimised the opportunities of catching up with the warblers. Our disappointment was most profound at the Nightjar viewing spot where not only did we neither see nor hear any Woodcock, but had only one instance of a nightjar churring and no sitings. Such a contrast with the earlier three trips. All told 35 species ID’d.
Oh well you live and learn.
- Thurs 29 July 2021
2 Mute Swans, 6 Mandarins, 7 Gadwall inc five young, 6 Teal, 196 Tufteds was…
- Wed 28 July 2021
2 Mute Swans, fem Gadwall with five large young, 187 Tufted Ducks (another record count),…
- Tues 27 July 2021
2 Mute Swans, 209 Greylag & 137 Canada Geese, 10 Mandarins, 163 Mallard, 10 Teal,…
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