4 April 2016

CWP 74 Twitchers:  Moderate hirundine passage, max 60, mainly Sand Martins and Swallows but 1 House Martin.  Near the screen, Sedge Warbler and Cetti’s Warblers in song. Shoveler still 40+, very mobile. 4 Goldeneye, 7 Wigeon and 22 Tufted Duck.  24 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, male Sparrowhawk close to screen. Green Woodpecker calling. A few Lapwing huddled on bank of scrape.    John Grearson

1 x Oystercatcher heading north over Cleveland Farm Quarry this afternoon in the rain.    Ben Welbourn

Shorncote:   Barn owl – active from 18.30 and still quartering at 20.00, 2 roe deer,
4 Cetti’s warblers, Water rail, 8 shoveler, 36 gadwall , 3 grey heron, 3 little egret   Graham Powell

Ashton Keynes:   In the garden a pair of Blackcaps visiting the ground feeders.  Also a Chiffchaff in the garden this morning.   John Grearson

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