Sunday, 2 April 2017

The Species list stands at 114 so far for 2017

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April 2nd

This morning Bernie and I did the circuit from Grove to Stodmarsh. The dawn chorus was loud and very tuneful with plenty of singers including Blackbird, Song Thrush, Wren, Robin, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Dunnock with calls from Lapwing, Greylag and Mallards mingled in as well as the odd Woodpigeon and Collared Dove. Around the circuit today were 26 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Pintail, 10 Snipe, 70+ Teal, 24 Mute Swans, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Black-tailed Godwits and 4 singing Sedge Warblers. At least 550 Cormorants passed over Grove early doors and there were 4 Shovelers from the Ramp with another 60 on Stodmarsh lake. There was 1 Little Grebe, 14 Gadwall, 3 Greylag Geese, 7 Wigeon, 4 Stock Doves, 3 Tufted Ducks, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Water Rails, 9 Marsh Harriers and at least 9 Common Buzzards with a nice kettle of 6 together over Stodmarsh lake late morning. A male Bearded Tit was seen at the bottom of the reeds from Feast hide and another heard along the Lampen Wall, a Green Sandpiper from Harrison's hide and a pair of Yellowhammers in Harrison's fields. Five Skylarks were in the skies singing, 16 Lapwings holding territories, 2 Kestrels hunting and at least 6 Blackcaps around he reserve, While watching the Buzzards 6 Swallows passed through but we missed the Sand Martin Neil Burt had just after we left although Barry Wright had the first aver Collard's with 12 yesterday. A couple of Sparrowhawks, 16 Great-crested Grebes and a Willow Warbler were also noted. Two further Willow Warblers were added by Kieron Palmer along the river.

Dunnock sunbathing on the Ramp

Moorhen at Marsh hide

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