Tuesday, 4 May 2010

4th May

Swifts numbered 300+ mid morning, but soon dispersed leaving 100 by 11am. 2 Lesser Whitethroat were now present along with 2 Garden Warbler. The site was otherwise quiet.
L Johnson...

Sunday, 2 May 2010

2nd May

A Peregrine flew high west over the main pool mid morning. The most unusual bird of the day was a abberant Common Swift present until 10:05 at least, the bird in question showed extensive white on the underparts extending from the throat down to the belly. In addittion to this 250+ Swift were over the main pool, with 40-50 House Martin, 30+ Swallow and 20+ Sand Martin.
L Johnson...

Saturday, 1 May 2010

1st May

A Sedge Warbler was singing in the hedgerow bordering the southern shoreline of the main pool this morning, this is a notable occurance for the site, following on from a single in the autumn last year. A male Cuckoo was present late morning and is the first to be recorded on site this year. Whitethroat numbers were up to 4, whislt a single Lesser Whitethroat was still present. After not being seen for several weeks, a Marsh Tit was at the eastern end of the site.
L Johnson...