Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Wednesday 25th August

Another early morning trip which kept up the good run the Reservoir has had recently. The wind had dropped and subsequently passerines were much easier to see and I encountered four good size flocks of mixed warblers, finches and tits. The main pool had a couple of Common Tern, 96 Cormorant and a “Macbeth Duck” which has relocated to the east end.

Warbler Corner provided me with todays highlight, not a warbler but a Little Egret that flew low overhead it had probably been on the river. In total today warbler numbers were approximately 30 Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler,  6 Blackcap and a Lesser Whitethroat.

I also had two sighting of Sparrowhawk and two of Kingfisher.

In the evening with heavy rain falling I walked the dog around the reservoir adding Common Sandpiper and Wheatear.

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