The Red-footed Falcon continued to be observed throughout the day by several observers. We are receiving reports that a number of observers are trying to get too close to the bird and are trampling ground close to its favoured perches, as well as impacting reserve infrastructure. PLEASE can observers keep to footpaths and not cause undue disturbance to any of the wildlife using the site, including the Red-footed Falcon.
Cleveland Lakes Reserve (from Waterhay car park to reserve, via Thames Path): highlights include Red-footed Falcon, Arctic Tern 2, Black Tern 1, Common Tern 3, Hobby 4, Little Egret 2, Red Kite 2, Oystercatcher 2, Red-crested Pochard 4, Nightingale 1, Cuckoo 3, Bullfinch 1, Cetti’s Warbler 5, Chiffchaff 3, Blackcap 4, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Reed Warbler 5, Whitethroat 4, Garden Warbler 3, Sedge Warbler 3, Willow Warbler 2, Reed Bunting 2, Green Woodpecker 1 (Bob Markham)
Eysey Manor Quarry: 2 Oystercatcher with 1 chick, 1 Little Egret and 2 Red-crested Pochard (Ken Cypher)
CWP74: 6 Common Tern, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Pochard, 1 Wigeon, 3 Little Egret and 1 Hobby (Ken Cypher)
CWP 43/65: 3 nightingales in song plus Garden warblers, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Sedge warbler, Reed warbler, Cetti’s warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Green woodpecker, Song thrush, 20 swift, House martins, Bullfinch, Reed bunting, Linnet, Common tern, Great crested grebe, Pochard, Gadwall, Coot, Tufted duck, Black headed gull, Grey Heron. (Graham Powell)