Litte Ringed Plover (Pophills)
Patch Challenge Midland Table
As the May Midlands Patchwork table was issued our first Kingfisher of the year was recorded by Paul and I during our midweek visit. Another valuable point as we try and keep pace with local rivals Earlswood.Our cheeky 3 pointer Pectoral Sandpiper should hopefully help us on June totals.
Sunday saw the Green Sandpipers increase to six whilst there were a notable increase in House Martins. LRP's were still mobile around the site but I still haven't seen any young. The high number of predators is probably the reason for this rather than suitable habitat.
One of the local Turtle Dove allowed some super views from a distance before taking flight and a Cuckoo was still present in the dead trees along the A46. Surprise of the morning was three Red Kite that were drifting towards Hilliers as I drove home. It looked like 2 adult birds and a juvenile.