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 BeeeaterUnfortunately 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!
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,