Tuesday, 5 April 2016

First Willow Warblers and Red Kite

Lade - mild, cloudy, w 1 - An overnight drop-in of Willow Warblers around the site this morning was a pleasure to hear and our first of the spring and probably involved at least 10 birds, plus the  equivalent number of Chiffchaffs. Two more Wheatears were on the Desert and a Blackcap in the willow swamp, otherwise the only other noteworthys was a flock of 5 Grey Plovers over and yet another Firecrest in the Plovers garden.

                                Sedge Warbler, RSPB

RSPB - From the causeway road 2 each of Slavonian and Black-necked Grebes on New Diggings, plus the usual host of Shovelers and Gadwalls on ARC. Around ARC car park plenty more Chiff/Willow and Sedge Warbler song while on the Boulderwall pools still 5 Smew present including a `white nun`. On Burrowes 2 Little Gulls and plenty more warblers in song around the car park scrub, plus a Firecrest, 2 Tree Sparrows and a Swallow over. On the way out along the access road a Red Kite went over heading inland, part of a small influx across the peninsula this morning.

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