Thursday, 16 July 2009

Birding around Upton and Middlebere( part 1 )

Me and my Auntie had been rather neglecting one of our local spots, Upton park, For a while now. I fancied visiting Middlebere to look for Common sandpipers and the local Osprey which had been seen of late and Upton was on the way there so.....

The carpark was ( as always ) almost full up to the brim at Upton, so we had to park in the overflow carpark. The sun was starting to peek through the clouds as we set off, Warblers were singing in the trees and the distant yaffling of a Green woodpecker echoed around the grounds as we walked down the grounds past the Upton House.

I had forgotten how good this place could be! Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Great tit, Blue tit, Greenfinch, Green woodpecker, Buzzard, Willow warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap to name a few. Inside the hide ( which looks out on to the harbour ) not much was around except for some Black tailed godwits, Oystercatchers, Shelduck and BHGs.....

( post the rest Tommorow :))

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