Been some movement with the police regarding fence vandalism, hopefully we might finally be getting some action taken - fingers crossed!!
Anyway, this morning (31st Mar) dawned overcast and stayed that way all morning with a stiffening cool breeze from the north which was presumably the reason for a quiet 6+ hours on site. Main highlight was a single Whooper Swan on the main lake although it has a slightly damaged left wing and has apparently been in the area a few days, hanging about with the non-breeding Mutes.
Migrants were represented by 60+ Sand Martins, 4+ Blackcaps, 1 LRP, and upwards of 20 Chiffchaff.
|Imm drake Goosander.|
A few LBBG's about with the settled pair on the reserve lake and this apparent pair on the wetlands. Definite difference in mantle shade with almost appearance of a graellsii/intermedius pairing ? presumably just variation or possibly sex based - will gen up later!! Any thoughts, please comment !
|Mixed race pair?|
So, lets hope tomorrow is a little more productive - Willow Warbler due but i need a Pugneys Osprey please!!