Saturday, 19 April 2008

Weather stops play

Getting a bit fed up with the unhelpful weather but at least it stayed dry while I was seeing hardly any birds this morning.

Two white wagtails were feeding along the edge of the larger body of water at Freeman's Pools, with the pair of LR plover and 1 com. sandpiper also present. Mute swan pair and 3 Canada geese there too plus 2 coot pairs.
Little grebe on Darter Pool.
A pair of goldeneye were on the Lune.
Single Peregrine over Heaton Marsh.
Male silent blackcap in Freeman's Wood.
A pair of goldcrest were with a feeding 'flock' of 4 willow warbler at the cutting.
Loads of willow warbler, chifchaff, swallow, sand martin in now so I'll stop posting them unless something really unusual is involved. Whatever that could be...

A lesser whitethroat was on the cycle track yesterday (via John Bateman)

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