Tuesday 7 April 2020

Early Reed Warbler

Lade - Lockdown Day 15 - warm, dry and sunny, e2 - A cracking spring morning weather wise which encouraged Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral and Small White butterflies onto the wing. However, surprise of the day went to my earliest ever Reed Warbler (88)`chugging` merrily away in the reedbed by the channel at the north end of south lake, and beating Sedge Warbler home! Chiffchaff and Blackcap also in song around the willow swamp, while a pair of Ravens overhead were new for the Lockdown List at species 89. By late morning up to ten Common Buzzards, Marsh Harriers and Kestrel thermalled above the airfield. A flock of 55 Curlews flew to roost on the desert, several Mediterranean Gulls, Grey and Ringed Plovers flew over and Sandwich Tern numbers hit 30 on the bay; their screeching calls could be heard throughout the afternoon in the Plovers garden - summer has arrived! 

No comments:

Post a Comment