Today’s highlight; two moulting adult Black Terns that lingered for 45 minutes before being attacked by the juvenile female Peregrine that has been present on & off the last couple of weeks. Also 48 Mandarins, Osprey, 4 Common Sands, a Dunlin, usual adult & a 2ndW Yellow-l-Gull, 3 Hobbies and a Raven. 735 Swifts moved through in 1.5 hours before the rain with birds still moving later in the day, a total of 1000+ being a conservative estimate.
- Tues 20 August 2019
2 Mute Swans, 22 Mandarins, 2 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 111 Tufteds, 2 Pochard, the Little Grebes in Chapel Bay have two small chicks, regular Osprey 0840-0930 at least then left SW ( present off & on since 8 Aug), 8 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, juv f. Peregrine, ‘brown’ Merlin over fields north of the res, ad Yellow-l-Gull, […]
- Mon 19 August 2019
4 Mute Swans, 122 Tufteds, Pochard, Little Egret, 63 Lapwings, 2 C.Snipe, 5 Whimbrel high over the res drifted west at 1115 and another was heard distantly at 1245, c25 Swifts, c20 Sand Martins, c100 House Martins, Spotted Flycatcher in the car park. A Tree Pipit over the main car park late afternoon was our […]