Saturday, 22 July 2017

Update: Beeeater Wardening

It has been some time since I last posted on here, so its time for a quick update. My new job is fantastic, wardening the small flock of Beeeaters that have set up in south Nottinghamshire. I have been based here from the end of June, working to keep the birds safe and visitors happy. It all came about very quickly, I was employed and on site within 48hrs of the birds first appearance. I have been reluctant to post anything due to the sensitive nature of the work.
 However, as of the 19th July we first noticed behavior from the adults indicating that they were on chicks in one of the nests. On the 21st we observed the same change in another nest, meaning that we only have one nest without chicks. This immediately reduces the threat of malicious human actives, meaning I can finally share all the exciting things that have been going on.
-European Beeeater
 Unfortunately the arrival of chicks means that for the second year on the trot I will be spending my summer doing night shifts chasing away the fox. But on the plus side I get to watch beeeaters for a living. Ever cloud!

Species List:
East Leake Quarry: European Beeeater, Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Mallard, Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose, Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Collard Dove, Red-legged Partridge, Linnet, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Peregrine, Kestrel, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Common Swift, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Pied Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, Great-spotted Woodpecker,