Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Tuesday 17 May

Apparently the Black-throated Diver was still present early morning but flew off to the north-west at 7.30 there was also a Ringed Plover present. (P Lathbury).

I went over early evening and it was quiet with no migrants to speak off. I had five species of warbler and a pair of Willow Tit. There was a Green Woodpecker, Linnet (new for the year), 3 Gadwall and several pairs of Great Crested Grebe attempting to nest of the green hay bails at the west end they all appear to be stable, lets hope the wind doesn’t get up to much, but at least this is the sheltered end.

On the fishing pool a Lesser Black-backed Gull took a Mallard chick which it then proceeded to eat in flight in one gulp.

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