Saturday, April 22, 2006
A good day for migrants at Prescot Reservoirs,
A white wagtail on the causeway, a cuckoo calling from Yates wood, a sedge warbler and a whitethroat in the meadow where all firsts for the year at the reservoirs. Early morning 3 swifts, 15 house martins, 6 sand martin and 30 plus swallows were over the green box area but all had drifted off by 9.15am. Goldeneye were back up to 9 , tufted duck 10, a single great crested grebe, 3 gadwall, and a mallard had 6 ducklings in tow. A green woodpecker was calling in the bottom wood .50 lesser black backs, all adults, 10 herring gulls and a single 1st summer black headed gull.