Trip to RSPB Blacktoft 11th July 2017

The weather forecast was foul causing even the trip leader to bale out.  However, three hardy souls braved the elements and reported as follows:

You (i.e. the trip leader) were right to cancel. It rained for the 4 hours we were there. Visibility was bad and there was very little movement.
We saw 51 species including Barn Owl, Greensand, Dunlin, Marsh Harrier, Spotted Redshank, Snipe & half a dozen Ruff in a wide variety of plumages . We dipped on the female Montague’s Harrier that had been reported twice the day before and also that morning before we arrived. Also surprisingly absent were Avocets, Spoonbills and Bearded Tits, all of which we had expected to see.

It can’t have been that bad Ron, if you managed to see 51 species or were you counting plants as well?

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