Thursday, 14 June 2012

Still Here

It's been a rather frustrating week for me this week as I haven't had time to do much birding, and then next week I am away on holiday so my 'radio silence' will be extended for another week. Although I haven't been birding for pleasure, I have been birding for a living.

It started off with an upland breeding wader survey. This was the late visit of two visits and it was fairly quiet in terms of breeding waders. Lots of evidence of failed or finished breeders in terms of Curlews and Lapwings flocking. What was interesting was a Lapwing on three eggs, and I wonder whether this will reach completion.


At this site I had a singing Grasshopper Warbler at 315 metres (1,024 feet), that was 'reeling' from some rushes. I don't know whether this is a particularly high altitude for breeding Grasshopper Warbler and I haven't had time to do some research on this as yet.

 Grasshopper Warbler

The following day I was in Bowland visiting a client and in total I had three singing Cuckoos. In addition to the Cuckoos I didn't have anything very exciting, although every bird is interesting, and on my walk round I had Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Swift, Lesser Redpoll, Goldcrest, Siskin, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Willow Warbler and Grey Wagtail.


Being an utter technophobe I won't be posting whilst I'm away, so I will catch up with you when I get back, and when autumn will be starting to kick in. Excellent!


Warren Baker said...

Bring on Autumn :-) Enjoy your hols!

The Hairy Birder said...

Thanks Warren. Cheers, Seumus