10 April 2015

Garganey (Dave Soons)

Garganey (Dave Soons)

CWP 41 (freeth mere): male and female Garganey.  30 gadwall,  goldeneye,  122 tufted duck.  Dave Soons.  Pete Adams.  Nigel Pleass

CWP 57:   3 Common Tern.   Pete Adams.  Nigel Pleass.

CWP 74:  Twitchers gate.   Curlew 5, Snipe 4, Lapwing 3, Oystercatcher 2, Little Egret 2, Grey Heron 3.   4 probable Little Ringed Plover in flight, Greylag 10, Shelduck 4, Teal 6, Canada Goose 6, Tufted Duck 38, Goldeneye 3, Shoveler 3, Wigeon 4, Pintail 2, Gadwall 6, Mallard 10.   Common Buzzard 2 and Sparrowhawk over.   Constant movement by a pair of Stock Dove.  Several sub-adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls and a number of Black-headed Gulls. Song from Chiffchaff, Cetti’s Warbler, Robin, Chaffinch. Long-tailed Tit & Green Woodpecker calling nearby.   Also Queen Hornet, Orange Tip, Peacock, Brimstone and Small Tortoiseshell.    John Grearson

Hare (John Grearson)

Hare (John Grearson)

Upper Waterhay:  The fritillaries are a bit late this year but should be in flower by next week. Present yesterday were singing Cetti’s Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker, a hare and 3 Pheasants,  the latter probably guilty of picking the flower heads from fritillaries.   John Grearson

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