Lockdown Diary: Sunday 23.8.20

 I visited Tanholt Pits, Cambs, today. I think it is technically called Eye Quarry or even America’s Farm pits, but we birders call it Tanholt, probably you park outside the entrance to Tanholt Farm, just south of Eye. Anyhow, the main pit which h...

 

I visited Tanholt Pits, Cambs, today. I think it is technically called Eye Quarry or even America’s Farm pits, but we birders call it Tanholt, probably you park outside the entrance to Tanholt Farm, just south of Eye. Anyhow, the main pit which has decent birds has been so flooded that it looks like it has strings of shallow islands. And these naturally attract the odd wader. There was nothing exceptional but there were 3 Green Sandpipers and 4 Common Sandpipers. It is one of those places with a lot of potential…

There were also loads of Little Grebe families there and the surrounding tracks had Small Heath and Brown Argus butterflies, which are always nice...