Sunday 18 August 2013

UK Birding and Honey Buzzard update

Sunday 18 August

Nearly the end of my visit back to our little house in Stamford, Lincolnshire so that i could attend the twenty-fifth British Bird fair at nearby Rutland Water.  No real chance to visit my local patch for some rewarding birding on this occasion so, last Thursday, i took myself off to Boston to visit Frampton Marsh and, relatively, nearby Frieston Marsh.  The visit duly recorded a good number of waders, especially Ruff, Golden Plover and Black-tailed Godwits.  The full report can be found on my alternative blog for visits outside Spain at (CLICK LINK OR HERE.)

One of many Ruff  Philomachus pugax at both sites taken with my old Panasonic FZ50 camera
Meanwhile, speaking to Marieke in Belgium a couple of days ago she had wonderful news about the surviving, undernourished baby Honey Buzzard in her study area.  It would seem that the latest hatch of wasps has arrived just in time and, not only are there loads to be seen in the area but the parent birds are obviously finding good supplies of nests to provide much needed food for their remaining chick.  Marieke reports that the little chap has put on tremendous weight and growth in the past week ans is now back to normal growth for its age.

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