Friday 24 September 2021

Sunday 5 September 2021

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Last weekend, had a great day at Deeping Lakes. Had a patch tick- Tree Pipit, over south then Spotted Flycatcher and female Redstart as other passerine migrants. A Curlew flew over and there were migrant Dunlin and other waders on East Pit. Was simply patch gold. 

During the week, a visit to a private site near Peterborough, produced various local scarcities but a family party of Bearded Tits was the highlight. Back on the patch, another Redstart, this time a first winter drake found by baby Charles and the Ruddy Shelducks have been regular visitors for the last month.

This morning arrived much later at Deeping Lakes than usual, to find a Spotted Redshank arrive. Was present for an hour and was a superb year tick for me on the site.