Hurrah! Hang out the bunting, The RSPB have arrived for management input.., set up and take over the jungle...
We elected to contact the RSPB on the 6th June when it became clear the birds were showing great interest in NENorfolk. And the quarry was being used as a dog walking route from the village.
The Bee-eaters are to star on SpringWatch, 2000hrs Thursday 16th June, BBC2.
EDP website has run an article.
3 birds today favouring wires along South side of quarry.
Nomadic groups now arrive in England each spring and propect suitable sandy sites
for to set up a colony.
Light shines through secondaries creating a warm copper glow.
6 birds today.
|20220611 The Sand Quarry|
Taken with 7mm wide angle lens from the same position.
Info leaked from 3 sources within the jungle club over a week before, during which time
'members' were following local dog walkers through the quarry on this track.
Two came down posing as quarry workers and disapeared below.
Pair surveying for burrow site.
Pair burrowing below track down into quarry. Easily accessed by ground preditors.
Pair favouring cliff below West entrance. A secure location.
|20220613 Red Kite|
Over quarry a NENorfolk scavenger.
Over quarry another NENorfolk danger.