Wednesday, 31 March 2010

31st March

After a slow trickle of migrants over the last few weeks, this morning saw the site surprisingly full of migrants. The strong wind and rain had brought down several hundred hirundines including 2 House Martins. Swallows numbered around 100 whilst Sand Martins numbered over 300. A mixed group of Wagtails and pipits were mobile along the north shore of the main pool, with 1 male Yellow wagtail, 2 White Wagtail and 3 Meadow pipits among the 25+ Pied Wags. 2 Blackcaps were also new arrivals, whist Gadwall numbers had decreased to 5 birds.
L Johnson...

Monday, 29 March 2010

29th March

2 Swallows over the main pool were the first of the year at the site, and were present with around 30 Sand Martin. Gadwall numbers continue to climb, with 14 birds this morning. A pair of Goosander were also on the main pool, these are the first to be seen on site for several weeks.
L Johnson...

Sunday, 28 March 2010

27th March

Duck numbers were up during the morning, possibly as a result of being pushed off other pools in the area. Gadwall reached 13 (including 8 drakes), whilst 2 pairs of Teal were also present. A single Redpoll flew west along the river. 2 Sand Martin and a Kingfisher were also noted.
L Johnson...

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

24th March

An Oystercatcher circled the main pool once during the late morning before flying off west. This represents the first record of the species on site this year. Also noted were 4 Sand Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail and a Kingfisher.
S Haynes, L Johnson...

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

23rd March

There had been some passage over the last few days, with a total of 4 Chiffchaff around the site this morning. 2 Sand Martin were present briefly, whilst a pair of Shovler were at the east end of the main pool. The most notable sighting this morning was a flock of around 90 Golden Plover. The flock flew high south east from the Ladywalk area, before turning and heading off south west. The same flock was then seen several minutes later, heading south west over Marsh lane NR. This represents the first record of Golden Plover at the site this year.
L Johnson...

Saturday, 20 March 2010

20th March

The site was quiet this morning, with no sign of any migrants. A Marsh Tit was by the fishing cottage briefly at around 9am. Two pairs of Gadwall, at the eastern end of the main pool, was the only other species of note.
L Johnson...

Friday, 19 March 2010

19th Mar 2010.

Sand Martin x 4 (A Dean).

Thursday, 18 March 2010

17th March

2 drake Shovler were present at the east end of the main pool mid morning. A pair of Gadwall were also present around the main pool. Also noted were Grey Wagtail and Kingfisher.
L Johnson...

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

3rd March

A group of at least 30 Redpoll were mobile around the eastern end of the site this morning, usually mixing with 40+ Goldfich and 5+ Siskin. A single Common Gull was on the main pool.
L Johnson...

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

2nd March

A quick walk around the site this morning produced very little of interest. 2 Goldcrest were the most notable species.
L Johnson...

Monday, 1 March 2010

1st March

Very little of note in the sunny weather this morning. A minimum of 5 Buzzards were making the most of the thermals. A single Common Gull and Grey Wagtail were noted. Otherwise there was a notable increase of GC Grebe, however Little Grebe remain at 2 individuals.
L Johnson...