Monday, 28 April 2008

Good selection of new birds in

Better than I expected this evening with the following of note:

Freeman's Pools
Pair each of gadwall & tufted duck plus a mallard with ducklings.
Single LR plover, pair each of oystercatcher and lapwing on the island.
Lesser whitethroat and sedge warbler, plus a garden warbler feeding with a pair of blackcap in the perimeter hedgerows.

A further 3 lesser whitethroat were singing along the cycle track between Freeman's Pools and railway Crossing Lane (the one in the hawthorns near the gate overlooking the Wildfowlers' Pools has been showing well, with a little patience).

Wildfowlers' Pools - 9 black-tailed godwit, drake teal.

Around 70 swallow buzzing around the various ponds and fields with maybe a dozen sand martin, 3 house martin and 8 swift.

6 wheatear by Walled Meadow.

6 wheatear, 1 meadow pipit and a stunningly bright male whinchat in the Low Wood paddocks.

2 pairs of eider were on the river.

No comments: