Good yomp round and the highlight was 2 Green Sandpiper on the Wildfowlers’ Pool along with a Little Ringed Plover. Despite the lack of rain there are still wet areas, and saw some young Moorhens. On Freeman’s saw 2 Coots both with young, a Sparrowhawk visited briefly. Marsh Point 80 or so Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, also present were 37 Lapwing, 7 Oystercatcher and 30 Black-headed Gull with a couple of juveniles. Plenty of Swallow, Swift and House Martins throughout the patch. Bit quiet on the warbler front though plenty of finches, Dunnock and suchlike. In the fields was pleased to see 5 Ravens circling each other as they made their way along the hedgerows.
On the river I was surprised to see the Goosander and three well grown young that I have been observing daily at Skerton Weir, will be interesting to see where they turn up next. Also, there were Shelduck with plenty of fledged young. 2 Little Egrets were on the marsh along with at least 2 Skylarks.Steve