Shorncote: Siberian Chiffchaff very active in bushes 50 yards before first hide. Water Rail alongside stream near hide, Grey Wagtail on stream. Also 1 pair of Great Crested grebe, 24 Tufted Duck, 7 Moorhen, 60 Coot, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 17 Mallard, 1 Pied Wagtail, 7 Wren, 1 Robin, 3 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tits, 5 Magpies, 4 Reed Buntings, Singing Song Thrush, 5 Blackbird, numerous Black-headed Gull, Green Woodpecker calling, Cormorant flying over. At CWP 85a 12 Canada geese and 1 Little Egret. At CWP 84 1 Heron, 4 Pochard. At CWP 85b 5 pairs of Mute Swan, 3 Gadwall. 180 Lapwing and 43 Golden Plover over the Quarry. Hundreds of wood pigeon adjacent to main road. Laurie Pearce
Spring is well under way with all the expected warblers now present, along with nightingale and cuckoo.
Hobbies normally arrive around the 20th or 21st April.
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