Monday, 1 June 2020

Early April 2020

April 10th. Flying south were 13 Jay. Birds around included 2 Jay, a Ring Ouzel, 2 Redwing, 2 Wheatear and a Water Pipit.

Wheatear, 10th April 2020.
Photo - Kev Wilson
Wader roost, 10th April 2020.
Photo - Kevin Wilson
April 9th. Moderately strong north-easterly wind.
 A male White-spotted Bluethroat was discovered at the north end of the reserve and remained into the afternoon. Around were 2 Mediterranean Gull, a Great White Egret, a Cetti's Warbler, a Firecrest and 4 Wheatear. Heading south were 2 Grey Heron and a Red Kite.


Bluethroat, 9th April 2020.
Photos - Rebecca Hardwick

Bluethroat, 9th April 2020.
Photo - Ben Ward

Bluethroat, 9th April 2020.
Videos - Kev Wilson

April 8th. Going south were a Red Kite, a Buzzard, a Jay, 2 House Sparrow, a Yellow Wagtail and a Siskin; and north 3 Whimbrel. Birds around included 2 Mediterranean Gull, a Great White Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler, a Whitethroat, 2 Firecrest, 2 Wheatear, a Siskin and a Corn Bunting.

April 7th. Around were a Mediterranean Gull, a Great White Egret, a Jay, a Firecrest, 10 Redwing, 2 Siskin and 2 Corn Bunting. Heading south were 2 Marsh Harrier.

April 6th. Going south were a Whimbrel, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow and a Woodlark. Birds around included 2 Little Ringed Plover, a Sandwich Tern, a Great White Egret, a Barn Owl, a Grasshopper Warbler, a Firecrest, a Ring Ouzel and 13 Water Pipit.

Great White Egret, 6th April 2020.
Photo - Nige Lound
Great White Egret, 6th April 2020.
Photo - Nige Lound
Ring Ouzel, 6th April 2020.
Photo - Kevin Wilson
April 5th. Flying south were 3 Stock Dove, 2 Grey Heron, a Buzzard, a Rook, 5 Swallow, a Brambling and 2 Crossbill. Around were 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Snipe, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, a Green Woodpecker, a Merlin, a Peregrine, 3 Jay, 3 Cetti's Warbler, a Stonechat, a Wheatear, a Yellow Wagtail, a Brambling and 2 Siskin.

April 4th. Heading south were 3 Marsh Harrier, a Red Kite and 4 Buzzard. Birds around included 2 Woodcock, a Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, a male Hen Harrier, a Peregrine, 3 Jay, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 25 Redwing, a Water Pipit and 2 Siskin.

April 3rd. Going south were a Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, a Red Kite, a Buzzard, 88 Fieldfare and 2 Siskin. Around were 2 Grey Partridge, a Woodcock, a Barn Owl, a Cetti's Warbler, a Goldcrest, 8 Redwing, 35 Water Pipit and 3 Stonechat.

Water Pipits, 3rd April 2020.
Photo - Kevin Wilson
April 2nd. Birds around included a Spotted Redshank, a Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 20 Fieldfare, 510 Redwing and Tree Sparrow. Flying south were a Marsh Harrier, a Buzzard and 78 Redwing.

April 1st. Birds around included a Spoonbill, 20 Little Egret, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Redwing and 19 Water Pipit. Heading south were a Spoonbill, a Great White Egret, a Marsh Harrier, 25 Starling, 29 Chaffinch and 2 Siskin.


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