Thursday, April 06, 2006

Prescot reservoirs
A female ring ouzel was an excellent find in the compound by BH today as he was on his way out of the reservoirs at 16.00 with BC. It stayed around long enough for me to get back up to the reservoirs to see it in the compound. This was a first for me at the reservoirs. Hopfully its still around tomorrow
The superb male redstart was again present for its fourth day and a cracking male stonechat was keeping it company in the ranch today. 2 male wheatears where on the path north of no4 res. 7 swallows went through during the day. A chiffchaff was singing in yates wood.
On the reservoirs today
4 great crested grebes
24 goldeneye
12 tufted duck
1 ruddy duck f
4 oystercatchers
20 lapwing.
Of interest there was a flock of 500-600 starlings in the fields off Burrows lane today . A male sparrowhawk was on my nieghbours roof looking for dinner.

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