Monday, 30 May 2011

Monday 30th May

After a day of pretty heavy rain I ventured forth early evening but it was, as expected rather quiet, most of the birds are busy breeding and there is not much movement or migrants around. There were a couple of Gadwall on the main pool and they were starting to go into eclipse plumage. As expected the Great Crested Grebe are down to one nest only – with the wind and rain of the last few days putting paid to most of the pairs.

The water level is rather low at the moment even given todays rain. There was a family party of Long-tailed Tits seen and there were a few Whitethroat and Blackcap heard. I don’t expect it to really pick up for another six to eight weeks when the return passage begins.

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