18th May 2014 - Cliffe

Despite hearing many Nightingale in different places, I was yet to actually see one in 2014.  Therefore a quick trip to Cliffe Pools was in order to hopefully finally see one.  In Nightingale song terms, it was a lot lot quieter than the previous visit.  Again I was hearing the birds and not seeing them and had completely given up on seeing one and was just enjoying the glorious day.  However, we then turned a corner and got views of two great Nightingale - woo!

Nightingale
Whitethroat
The number of Whitethroat was ridiculous, with a count of around 25.  A surprise was also the two Black-winged Stilt, our third and fourth for the year. Great birds.  Baby Long-tailed Tit were wonderful to watch, flitting about and a Cuckoo just by the car was an excellent end to the short trip.

Green Hairstreak
Baby Avocet
Black-winged Stilt
Trip list: 40
Year list: 175
Lifers of year list: 8

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