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
Everywhere you go at present is paying dividends, so just get out there and look. As we enter June movement through the Water Park is reduced but there is plenty out there and dragonflies, butterflies and orchids have started to come into prominence. A quick look at the sightings will show not only large numbers of birds but also many other species. We would welcome any photos you have of these, it helps to liven up the sightings lists. (7 June).