Eakring Bird news
June 2008
Featuring news and sightings from Eakring
June 1st
A late evening visit to Eakring Flash, produced a single male Reed Warbler calling from the southern-end.
June 3rd
Two male Reed Warblers calling at Eakring Flash today, with a late evening visit providing a reeling Grasshopper Warbler still at Tug Bridge Farm.
June 6th
A reeling male Grasshopper Warbler was on Penny Pasture Common late eveing.
June 7th
A Curlew flew high south-west over Eakring Flash at 10:13h this morning, with three Shelduck over and two Reed Warbler there.
June 8th
At least four Common Buzzards in the area this morning. Two Shelduck flew over Lound Wood and still at least two Reed Warbler were again at Eakring Flash. New Garden Warblers were found in territories at Eakring Meadows and Kersall pond, although it is thought that these were not recent arrivals. A Turtle Dove was on wires at Eakring Field Farm.
June 15th
Not surprisingly very quiet around the area. Two male Reed Warbler continue to sing at Eakring Flash and a second Turtle Dove pair were finally located on the edge of Eakring village.
June 16th
Some Swifts moving through the area this evening, with a count of 70 birds west. A new Reed Warbler arrived and was singing at the northern-end of Eakring Flash. Together with at least two other singing males which remain on site, this is the fourth bird here this year. Other news included two Barn Owls hunting separate sites, more or less at opposite ends of the recording area late evening.

Despite a great deal of searching and listening over the past few weeks, there have been no confirmed reports of Quail in the area to date.

June 19th
A record four male Reed Warblers singing at Eakring Flash this morning. Some 35 Swifts were heading south-west and west into the wind over Lound Wood, single Common Buzzards were over Hare Hill Wood and Red Hill and a pair of Spotted Flycatchers were using the same nest site as last year, and were busy feeding young in Eakring village.
June 23rd
Two Reed Warbler singing at Eakring Flash late evening, with both Barn Owl pairs feeding young and showing occasionally during the early evening.
June 28th
Still extremely quiet around the area this morning. At least two Reed Warblers are continuing to sing occasionally from Eakring Flash and a Grasshopper Warbler was still at Tug Brudge Farm. Small numbers of Lesser Black-backed Gulls moving through south-west.
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