Blue Headed Wagtail & more!i

Finished work in time for a wander around the local patch was planning to take a look to see if I could see all the different Wagtails near the now re-named Old Barn hotel.

Arrived to find 4 birders staring forlornly into the field that was bereft of any sheep let alone Wagtails of any type! A quick chat and off I went to have me wander. Upon arriving in the car park I recognised the lone car already there and so called our Dave R up to see where he was “I am with the Blue Headed Wag mate” was the reply; so off  I went to catch up with Dave and Spadge who was there also.

You guessed it when I got there it has flown off! The other 4 birders from Derbyshire arrived soon after and after a little looking with a few more pair of eyes with no success I decided to go up Viking Way, in short nothing about of note apart from a Gadwall near the Willows in the middle of the reed bed with some Mallards.

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I met up with another birder Steve, busy place Marston today! and I told him where the lads were, I made me way back and after a few minutes the bird was located, had about an hour with Spadge, Dave R and Steve and got these distant pics of a lifer for me.

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Good numbers of Wagtails were seen by all, Pied, White, Yellow (in differing shades of yellow) and the Blue Headed bird.

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We finally decided to get home for us tea and guess what Dave R spotted a lively looking Wheatear in the grass field off Viking Way in the middle near a stack of pallets, Dave R does it again!!

On the way home called into see if I could spot a Kingfisher or two and sure enough saw a male and even managed to get a photo too, see below end of a good few hours on the patch.

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