29 April 2016

Lower Moor:   male Pied Flycatcher this morning.      Also groups of blackcap, male and female, willow warbler singing in the tree above hide 1. Great spotted woodpecker visiting the feeders,  Blue tits. Great tits, coal tit, reed bunting, bullfinch pair. Robin collecting insects for chicks, 6 Canada geese on cottage lake with 2 greylags, sparrowhawk flying over.  Graham Coules per Ellie Jones.   Dave Tait

CWP 74:   Twitchers’ Gate. Hobby, Black-tailed Godwit 8, Dunlin 5, Ringed Plover 3, Common Sandpiper 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Oystercatcher 1, Lapwing 17.  Wigeon a pair, Gadwall 2, Shelduck 2, Red-crested Pochard 2, Cuckoo,  Pied Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker. Pair of Greylag with a brood of 5. Buzzard 1, Swift c. 40.   Black-headed Gull 2, Blackbird 2, Chaffinch 2, Dunnock 2, Great Crested Grebe 1, House Martin 20+, Sand Martin 2+, Swallow 3, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Whitethroat 4, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 3, Blackcap 2, Cetti’s Warbler 2,  Mute Swan 1, Robin 1, Stock Dove 1, Wren 3, Coot 3, Little Egret 1, Moorhen 1, Reed Bunting 1,  John Grearson.   Stephen Edwards.   Jon Mercer. Bob Markham.  Tim Titchener. Bob Philpott.

CWP 43/65:   Cuckoo, Nightingale, 6 Blackcap, 3 Lesser whitethroat, Whitethroat, 7 Sedge warbler, 3 Willow warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, Reed warbler, 3 Cetti’s warbler, 50 sand martin, 3 house martin,    Graham Powell

Waterhay Hide (68c):   Nightingale singing away all afternoon. Also Goldfinch x 3, Bullfinch, Reed bunting x 3, Water rail and Reed warbler between Waterhay car park and the hide.    Mark Shields

Neigh Bridge:  A very fresh Speckled wood at Neigh Bridge this morning – I wonder if it survived the hailstorm?!    Mark Shields

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