Friday, 2 April 2010

The smaller reservoirs this morning

Did another long spell at Startops/Marsworth this morning - the strengthening westerly wind made it feel very cold indeed.

The highlight was a relatively pale & grey backed male YELLOW WAGTAIL commuting between the Bucks bank and the paddock behind, and occasionally sitting & singing in one of the tall trees by the canal.

Hirundines moved through during the morning, with 60+ Barn Swallows, 50+ Sand Martins and 4-5 HOUSE MARTINS.

1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcaps and 4+ Chiffchaffs were singing during the morning. Plenty of Kite, Buzzard and Sprawk action, but nothing out of the ordinary.

The drake Red-crested Pochard is still present on Startops (Ben Miller)

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