Eakring Bird news
July 2007
Featuring news and sightings from Eakring
July 1st
Still extremely quiet in the area. A Reed Warbler sang briefly at Eakring Flash and 13 Swift flew south late morning.
July 7th
Two welcome year ticks this morning, with six Curlew flying west over Eakring Flash at 07:10h and a Kingfisher on the large pond at High Trees. A Common Buzzard was in the Eakring Flash area early morning and a total of 64 Swift flew south-west today.
July 13th
A few Swifts (61 mostly south) moving through this morning, but many were likely missed due to flying very high and only noticable through binoculars. At Eakring Flash, a male Grasshopper Warbler was reeling well at the southern-end for most of the morning, with a Little Grebe there being new for the year.
July 18th
A single Long-eared Owl was hunting meadowland in the Red Hill area this evening, seen as it flew past the MV moth trap.
July 20th
Two Long-eared Owls at Red Hill early evening, coming out of a roost and then hunting the adjacent meadowland.
July 22nd
The area's Barn Owls showed delightfully this morning and then again early evening, showing down to 12 feet on one occasion as one of the fledged young flew after the male which was carrying prey.

Over the area as a whole, it continues to be quiet. A Common Buzzard was near Eakring Flash, three Sand Martin flew south through there and single Turtle Doves included one at Eakring Flash, moving north-west and moving west.

July 29th
Another extremely quiet morning with no visible migration recorded at all. A Common Buzzard was in the Lound Wood area and 67 Lapwing were in fields at Eakring Field Farm. Warblers are moving through the Eakring Flash and Eakring Meadows areas mostly Whitethroats and Willow Warblers.
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