Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Cygnus Olordy!

Not much to report from this evening's visit, a little ringed plover was at Freeman's Pool (where a pair of swans have rather foolishly decided to start a new nest) and another was at the Wildfowlers' Pools.
A pair of little grebe & 4 tufted duck were on FP's too, that is until a troupe of young lads came along to chuck bottles into the pool and hit each other with sticks. Ah, memories...
At least 20 lapwing have returned to the maize fields where the latest bout of ploughing has disturbed their ongoing attempts to nest - so, third time lucky!
Hopefully they've actually sown the fields now and the birds can get on.

After my comments of hearing or seeing no lesser whitethroat at the weekend I thankfully managed to locate 4 yesterday. Phew.

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