Monday, 26 April 2010

Wagtail plague

Sunday saw a massive 22 yellow wagtails on the walls of D reservoir, but unfortunately no wheatear which were reported on access road today, or 'oddity sub-species' either. Osprey again visited - this time heading North over D reservoir. Birds of the day were 2 garganey (Jeff Barker pic from last year) on South Marsh East. Swifts are now being reported daily with a maximum of 8 on Sunday. The pair of common sandpiper remain on the res walls with a few yellow wagtails today. Merlin over East pond was a good bird - first this year, and a male marsh harrier was over North Scrub. Today a number of grass snakes were again basking on the hay piles. The common tern conundrum looks to be confirmed as a pair were seen frequenting their breeding sites on South Marsh East following Saturday's reports.