28th May. Goat Sucker

With the Spring migration just about over getting around the local spots was becoming a chore. So with this in mind Jo and I decided on another trip to Hatfield this time for Nightjars. First stop on the way was a Black-necked Grebe site where we picked up at least two pairs and managed some very poor shots.

Having located a likely Nightjar spot using Google Maps finding the site was fairly straightforward if not a little hairy driving down the rough track. With the current warm conditions the area took on the the guise of a Mediterranean Salt Pan with low scrubby edges and sure enough as dusk fell at least three birds began calling one right in front of us which after a while stopped singing and gave us some nice close wing clapping display views.

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