Thursday, 8 June 2017

Alvecote Pools, 7th June, and Watlington Hill, 8th June 2017

Away for work again, David D-L and I took a couple of chances for some birding. A fleeting visit to Alvecote Pools in a hopeful listen for the recent Corncrake drew a blank on Wednesday but scanning from the gate revealed a Little Egret, a couple of Reed Buntings and a congregation of Swifts and House Martins. A pit stop on the way home yesterday at Watlington Hill in Oxfordshire led to some spectacular views of Red Kites, plus three singing Willow Warblers and some 'other wildlife' highlights, including a Dingy Skippers and a couple of Small Heaths.

Red Kite at Watlington Hill
Small Heath at Watlington Hill