Friday 12 April 2024


Lade - warm, dry and sunny, SW3 - A fruitful morning on the local patch with a big arrival of spring warblers. My first Reed Warblers of the year were singing in the various reedbeds, along with several Common Whitethroats, Sedge and Cetti`s Warblers, Reed Buntings and Linnets around the main track and ponds, plus passage Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Chiffchaff in the willow swamp. The highlight of the morning, however, was my earliest record of  Common Sandpiper on the margins of south lake.

                                   Common Whitethroat, Lade ponds

Moving onto the bird reserve where numerous Sedge and Reed Warblers and Common Whitethroats  were singing around Dengemarsh. The fields at Boulderwall held a few displaying Lapwings, a pair each of Shoveler and  Shelduck but littles else, while two Marsh Harriers drifted over. Elsewhere today a Hoopoe was found in the sand dunes at Greatstone.



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