6 April 2015–a good day; includes a couple of osprey sightings

Egyptian Geese ( Ken Cypher)

Egyptian Geese ( Ken Cypher)

Kent End:   3 Common Sandpipers, 6 Red Crested Pochard and 3 Egyptian Geese.  Swallow over. Oystercatcher.  No sign of Avocet there or on CWP 74.   Neil Cowley.  Ken Cypher.  Richard Vernon

CWP 74:  3 Green Sandpipers, Little Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, 3 Swallows, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher,  2 Sparrowhawks, Cetti’s Warbler singing, Little Egret. Ken Cypher. Steve Davies.  Jon Mercer.  John Grearson

Shorncote: 4 Wheatears, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 20 Linnets, 2 Skylarks, Reed Bunting, 2 Lapwings, 3 Buzzards, 2 Cetti’s Warblers, 10 Gadwall, 8 Wigeon, Red-crested Pochard and 15 Tufted Ducks.   Steve Davies

Jay (John Grearson)

Jay (John Grearson)

Upper Waterhay this afternoon, Cetti’s Warbler, Blackcap and two Chiffchaffs in song. 2 Jays lingering in hedgerow.   John Grearson

From Neigh Bridge Car Park to CWP43:  A pair of goldcrest, Green woodpecker, Greenfinch in song, 7 singing song-thrushes, Pair long-tailed tits, Reed bunting in song,
5 cetti’s warblers, Chiffchaffs in abundant song, 3 bullfinch – 2 males courting 1 female, 4 linnet, Plentiful singing dunnock, Heron.  Graham Powell

Leigh cross roads: Swallow   Robin Griffiths

Blakehill: c125 Meadow Pipits, Little Owl, Swallow, 2 Hares, c6 Linnets   Robin Griffiths

Siddington:  Osprey at 18.51.  Also swallows around the stables.    Dave Collins.

Friday’s Ham Lane:  Comma, small white, lots of brimstone, small tortoiseshell and peacock. Richard Vernon

Lots of butterflies on the wing generally, notably Brimstone, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshells.   Steve Davies

Osprey:    Dave Collins sighting of an Osprey this evening at Siddington could well be the same bird that I have just had reported as being at Lower Moor yesterday afternoon.  Seen to fly in and perch up after being harassed by Raven. (Photos below)  Jerome Philipon

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