A period dominated by heat and drought resulted in few birds, and very disappointing migration numbers. Best bird was our fourth Little Tern, and the first at this time of year.
Observations May – June 2018 Mute Swans reached record numbers for the second year running with the post- and non-breeding flock rising to 76 by mid June. The last two Shelduck departed in mid May but our resident Wigeon remained throughout. A pair of Garganey were seen intermittently together and singly, possibly indicating a breeding […]
Lots of legs in the news this period, with Great White Egret, Avocets, both Godwits, Curlew and Spotted Redshank visiting!
A very quiet winter period, with only a site record count of Red Kites and a ‘tristis’ type Chiffchaff particularly notable.
From Whoopers to Hawfinches, with the spice of more detailed counts of our everyday birds, the early winter period was not without its interest!
Hot Spots in September and October included Spotted Crake and Spotted Flycatcher! A reasonable Autumn period except for Hirundines.
Our Nightingales and Little Ringed Plovers have bred, and some unusual Autumn visitors pass through
A new site record for Mute Swan, a wealth of waders, Whin and Stone together, and do we have breeding Nightingales?
A Little Gull, two Ravens and a singing Nightingale brighten an otherwise rather average early Spring period.
Ravens return, and Chiffs thrive with some Tristis birds among the mix: winter can be quiet but seldom dull.