Saturday 22 May 2010

Ruff- Beddington Farmlands

This female Ruff (pic 1) was present on 100 acre this morning. Not much else in the way of migrants. Mainly breeding birds about including 8-10 pairs of Lapwings (pic 2), 15+ pairs of Reed Warbler, 4-5 pairs of Lesser Whitethroat and 30+ pairs of Whitethroat. In the week I met up with Birdwatch editor Dominic for a farm visit- we had Buzzard, 1 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover and a huge swarm of bees the size of a room which luckily didn't attack. I've been attacked by bees in Ecaudor and a very strange primal reflex kicks in with me which involves involuntary running, emitting a warning cry, hand waving and diving into water which would have meant deserting Dominic. just like I deserted the others in Ecuador (God bless em :-)) ).

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