Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Same Old Same Old (9th August)

A midday visit to the Altenberhütte watchpoint.  Half an hour into the watch and a Black Stork flew over!  A nice start but it didn't get much better.  Other birds included Red Kites, Buzzards and 3 Black Redstarts.  Butterflies included Purple Hairstreak and Pale Clouded Yellow.

Next up was a visit up the road leading to the nearby church of Buchholz in search of the juv. RB Shrike that my brother had photographed only half an hour prior to my visit.  Despite scanning the area for an hour, there was no sign.  A Tree Pipit was partial consolation.  The nearby deciduous woodland and cherry orchard was a little more productive as 6 Hawfinches were a decent reward.

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