not a lot of change here weather wise, one minute sunshine next rain and so its forecast for the rest of the week but turning warmer over the weekend.(finger Crossed!)
Any how here are todays sightings for the local area.
Present on a quiet morning were 1 Mute Swan, 13 Greylag, 10 Canada Geese, 29 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 2 Kestrel, 21 Lapwing, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 19 BH Gull and 3 Pied Wagtail.
Noted were 2a+5y Mute Swan, 17 Canada Geese, 188 Gadwall, 25+ Teal, 18 Tufted Duck, 16 Mallard, 1 Pochard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 22 Little Grebe, 114 Coot, 10 Moorhen, 16 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 4 LBB Gull, c20 Linnet and 1 Fox.
On a normal day the highlight would be either the Great White Egret on the western pool, or the Peregrine circling the west end, or the kettle of 9 Buzzards at c1.15pm. Today, it was the cream crown Marsh Harrier quartering the area between the two pools. Whilst hunting, it crashed into the overhead, power cables, dropped 10 metres before regaining flight control and calmly continued hunting towards the west end. On the open water were 4a+10y Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 30 Gadwall, 28 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 30 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 139 Coot and 2 Moorhen. Also present were 4 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 55 Lapwing, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 3 Grey Wagtail and 1 singing Chiffchaff.
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