My luck getting out birding has still been very, very limited. Again despite actually getting about with the camera I've either found distant birds or actually nothing at all to point my lens at.
I did get a text from Mr.Z (I'll sort a link to his new blog soon) about Quarry Walk and his Warbler day. You can read more by clicking on HERE
So last weekend ventured down to the site.
I was initially disappointed too see the thick brambles that played host to the Lesser Whitethroat has been removed, exactly where it had nested forcing it closer to the main road and thinner brambles and the added dangers of the local tabby....good luck.
There is at least one Lapwing nesting in the adjacent field/set aside. Another instant bonus on the boardwalk section was at least 4 very noisy Sedge Warbler, previous years has seen none. Saw two Hobbies, plenty of Willow Warbler and Common Whitethroat too. Heard but did not see the Cuckoo.
Got a distant Marsh Harrier on private land, it could be just passing through but did show some interesting behaviour. Vigorously defending one are from Buzzards, Crows and even a Red Kite. After defending this one area it kept circling this one area before heading towards Summer Leys
However the other obvious bird there was plenty of was the ever elusive and skullky yet very shouty Cettis Warbler. This was the best I got though, arguably the best image I've got in the last two weeks, hey-ho.
Still plenty of good birds were seen including a Spotted Redshank in full black plumage never came close sticking on one of the biggest islands.