Monday, 9 April 2012

Monday April 9th 2012

Lee Evans via NBBR


Thanks to Simon Nichols, eventually managed to find my way around this
large complex of pits and walked from the south side to the north bank. There
was no sign of yesterday's drake Garganey but the site did yield 4 Common
Teal, pair of Tufted Ducks, pair of OYSTERCATCHER, 4 Common Redshanks,
numerous Lapwings, at least 1 pair of displaying LITTLE RINGED PLOVERS, Song
Thrush, 5 Sand Martins and 2 singing male Common Chiffchaffs. The highlight
however was the wagtail flock at the NE end of the complex, including two
male YELLOWS (my first of the year) and two eye-catching male WHITES. I also
saw a pipit here that was either a Water or Scandinavian Rock but it flew
before I managed a decent view; 9 Meadow Pipits were also in the area.

Rob N via NBBR

Inevitably no sign of yesterdays Garganey

Minimum of 4 Little ringed Plover
Little Egret
male Wheatear on new workings
couple of dozen Sand Martins over Cosgrove Park

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