Monday, 27 April 2009


Two COMMON SWIFTS this morning had increased to 20+ this afternoon. A brief fly-past by a HOBBY this morning improved to two hawking over the reservoir this afternoon. Also Ian Williams and I saw a female NORTHERN WHEATEAR on and by the concrete posts in the fields next to Rushy Meadow. Also two Common Sandpipers were around. A Yellow Wagtail in the paddock by the barn conversions in Wilstone looked good for a female Blue-headed, but impossible to rule out Channel Wagtail. There was also a White Wagtail by the jetty.

On the mammal front I saw three Chinese Water Deer, one Muntjac and a Fox - all early in the morning (Roy Hargreaves)

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