Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Tuesday 17th April

Just a quick one, there was a male Wheatear in the field behind the house this morning whilst walking the dog. It looks like they are planting potatoes this year and they are attracting a good number of birds. I have seen Raven, 2 Lapwing, 20 LBB Gull, Herring Gull, 12 Linnet, 4 Yellowhammer and a good variety of other birds over the last week. Hopefully this evening I should get over and check out the Reservoir.

Went over after work bumping into the Captain, I was expecting too much really on the strength of a good downpour before leaving the house. There was a surprise in store but later – a single House Martin was as good as it got new bird wise. The injured Teal was still in the same place and the White Wagtail was seen with around four Gadwall still present. There is also still the single Common Sandpiper. The surprise however, was the Scaup was back after an absence of four or five days – has it been missed or was it elsewhere in the meantime, we will never know!

There were around a dozen Swallow over the small pool but still no Willow Warbler (I have seen one elsewhere).

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