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Saturday, 2 June 2012

ROLLER

Made an early start to the day and was on-site by 5.30, immediately scoring the ROLLER. I just love them and was really keen to see this bird despite having previously seen 3 in Britain, including a Yorkshire bird (at South Gare a few years back). This bird was showing really well, hunting from its favoured post and feeding on insects in the surrounding plough. Great flight views and lots for the guys with good camera gear!!

A hunting Barn Owl was a nice bonus here also.






With this 'under the belt' i decided to head north to Flamborough to try find a bit of my own stuff. this did not go so well with no sign of the 'Icky' and 4 hrs of leg work providing no real migrant just padders such as Corn Bunt, Lesser Whitethroat, Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer (i don't see many!) and Red T Diver plus lots of Auks, Kitts, Gannets etc on the sea and cliffs.My early optimism and thoughts of finding a Marsh Warbler or some such finally collapsed so i headed home, still basking in a nice turquoise glow .....

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