Saturday, 2 August 2014

Middleton Towers

After finding out about the Pacific Plover that had appeared at Middleton Towers last weekend I had to wait the whole week in the hope that it would stick around, with positive news on the Friday directions were obtained and off I went with Gem.
The journey down was fine although the post code I had took me to Kingsbury Oil terminal so after a spot of map reading the old fashioned way I was on my way again and was soon there.
Most of the paths turned out to be buggy friendly it was just the final slog up to the screen which was rather muddy to say the least and the buggy got caked in mud which made for though going.
But at least I got to see the bird which I have heard may now have done a bunk, managed to get some very dodgy digi scope shots but rain on the eye piece and lens doesn't make for great photos.

Also noted in the rain were Little Egret, Ringed Plover, Reed Warbler, Common Tern, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Pied Wagtail, Reed Bunting plus the usual ducks and coots.

Pacific Plover at Middleton Towers