Trip Report Annesley Pit Top

Eight members had good weather for this morning excursion which as in previous years delivered Black-necked Grebes – we counted six adults. We also witnessed some interesting behaviour, presumed to be courtship similar to their larger cousins the Great Crested Grebe (see photo). Other birds of note were Little Ringed Plover, Reed Warbler

Black-necked Grebes courting?

and Whitethroat. Unusually, the only bird of prey we spotted was a Kestrel – it was a warm sunny day so it was surprising that no Buzzards were soaring on the thermals.
39 species recorded – photos thanks to David Griffin.

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