Eakring Bird news
July 2008
Featuring news and sightings from Eakring
July 1st
A good start to the month, with a Dunlin heard flying over the area during a moth trapping session at 00:10h in the early hours of the morning.
July 22nd
One of the area's male Barn Owls, showed particularly well this evening.
July 24th
Finally some signs of movement this morning, the highlight being a Whimbrel moving west, just under the low cloud-base over Eakring Flash at 07:10h. Some gulls also continuing to move through, with a trickle of both Black-headed and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, plus the first Common Gull west. Hirundines included eight Swallow south and 16 Sand Martin south-east.
July 26th
A better morning today, although the only birds of note were noted almost immediately on getting out of the car, with two Common Crossbills through high north-west at 07:00h. A Common Sandpiper was another excellent record for here, remaining at Eakring Flash till appearing to fly off at 08:10h.

Numbers of warblers moving through are slowly increasing, mainly Whitethroats and Willow Warblers.

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