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MEGA for Leicestershire: Kentish Plover at Eyebrook Reservoir

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Old Saturday 28th August 2010, 21:25   #1

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MEGA for Leicestershire: Kentish Plover at Eyebrook Reservoir

Hi all, hopefully most of the local birders would know about this by now, but a Juvenile Kentish Plover has been at the inflow end of Eyebrook for most of the day!
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Old Sunday 29th August 2010, 06:20   #2
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Still present this morning, at the inflow, along with the Pec Sand, apparently
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Old Sunday 29th August 2010, 12:57   #3
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Old Sunday 29th August 2010, 17:37   #4
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A great mornings birding at Eyebrook with challenging blustery wind & the birds getting spooked & taking to the air very frequently. After distant views of the Kentish Plover, patience payed off with good views of the KP & the Pectoral Sandpiper by staying faithfull to our chosen position on the Eastern side at the inflow end. Quite alot of people at Eyebrook today enjoying two smart birds. What else is out there I wonder, I'll certainly be out in the field tomorrow.

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Old Sunday 29th August 2010, 18:39   #5
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Last reports of this bird was at 15-15hrs this afternoon. Any updates?
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Could not go today, Me buddies went though!

Hoping it hangs around i'm on route about 4 am, Dropping everything ain't so easy when you have a 5 week old boy but he is a great alarm clock for sure!


And many thanks to the finder/s if there reading:)

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Old Sunday 29th August 2010, 19:38   #7
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just got back what a cracking little bird
Still present near inlet
also at least 9 Curlew Sandpiper present
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Old Sunday 29th August 2010, 20:36   #8
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An excellent three hours in what started out as quite challenging weather conditions with wind and rain. Initially, I could not locate the Plover but after a period of terrential rain it showed. Had cracking views of it feeding on the edge of the inflow from the east side. Also had good views of it in flight on at least three occassions through my scope.

A great bird for Eyebrook and also for Leicestershire.


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