Saturday, 5 May 2012

Warblers on track and others...Cuckoo too

Little Grebe on Freeman’s Pool plus Gadwall and Tufted Duck, a Comm Sandpiper on smaller pool. On track Com/Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, 3 Siskin over. Flood 2 LRP.  Marsh Whimbrel  5, 2 showing very well, Little Egret 2. At the cutting a Grasshopper Warbler heard, Blackcap and Mistle Thrush, Greenfinch and Song Thrush. Ravens near pylon and Eiders on river.

And also a cuckoo mid afternoon. The bird was first heard from the top track calling from Aldcliffe village direction. It took a couple of minutes to see it when it was mobbed by a gull. It flew behind trig hill towards Willow Lane.


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