Eakring Bird news
July 2003
Featuring news and sightings from Eakring
July 8th
A pair of Spotted Flycatchers were feeding young along the old hedge at Eakring Flash.
July 9th
The family of Spotted Flycatchers were again around Eakring Flash and have probably bred at the site.
July 11th
Spotted Flycatchers again along the old hedge at Eakring Flash. A female Grey Partridge with ten young were at Tug Bridge Farm, indicating another successful breeding season for this scarce breeding species.
July 12th
Some warblers moving through the area today with a Lesser Whitethroat among small numbers of Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Whitethroat at Eakring Flash and Red Hill. A Hobby was over Eakring Flash late morning.
July 14th
A Hobby carrying prey, flew low east over Eakring Flash late morning.
July 16th
A Green Sandpiper was at the southern-end of Eakring Flash late morning. Small numbers of warblers along the old hedge, contained a Garden Warbler, which are rare here on return passage. Also two Sand Martin through there.
July 17th
The Green Sandpiper remained for a second day at Eakring Flash, with a Common Tern through south-east at 9:05am.

Some small Swift movement this morning, with 95 birds heading north-east ahead of the rain. Spotted Flycatcher also at Eakring Flash briefly, before flying off north.

July 20th
A Common Buzzard was over Lound Wood late morning.
July 21st
318 Swift flew south early afternoon. Other migrants through, included both single Turtle Dove and Hobby south-east.
July 26th
A Common Buzzard was over Lound Wood/Eakring Flash mid-morning.
July 27th
A Marsh Harrier was circling high over Eakring village at 9:00am, gaining height before drifting off south-west towards Bilsthorpe.
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