Friday, 4 May 2012

A Trickle of Passage

4th May - a brief visit before work found a 'flock' of 4 small waders on the end of the spit.  These were yesterday evening's 2 Dunlin and LRP, which had been joined by a Ringed Plover.

I picked up a female Yellow Wagtail in flight above the spit and watched it land.  Whilst watching it on the ground, another drab female appeared, then a smart male followed by 3 more males, so 6 birds in total.  These remained for about 20 minutes before all 6 birds took flight - 3 flew south east over the railway and the other 3, 2 males and a female returned to the spit.

3 male Shoveler were new in on the spit.  A male Pochard had been present the previous evening, so a few duck moving about at the moment.  The long staying male Wigeon remains and a pair of Shelduck were on the spit.

A Cuckoo was singing from willows on the north bank and watched flying off west over the STW and a Garden Warbler was singing strongly and showing well near the 'west' bench.

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