Friday, 13 April 2012

Friday 13th April 2012 - Noon

The first returning Common Terns, always a favourite bird, were the highlight of the day.

The male Northern Wheatear can still be found in the same location on the new workings (whilst again there was a further bird just off site at Old Wolverton Church).

Three Common Buzzards on site including a nest building pair, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk also seen during visit.

Little Egret numbers slowly increasing with now four dotted about and the odd Yellow Wagtail flits about here and there suggesting a steady increase in their numbers too.

The usual waders, Oystercatchers, Little Ringed Plovers and Redshank were rejoined today by a lone Green Sandpiper and new arrivals in a pair on Common Sandpipers, the first of the year.

Lapwing look as though they are holding a minimum of six territories across the site.

On the butterfly front several Orange Tip were making the most of the warmth, while it lasted.


And from Martin O via NBBR

Manor Farm:

4 Yellow Wagails; 2 male Wheatears; 2 Redshanks; 2 Snipe; 1 Oystercatcher.

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