Saturday, April 29, 2006
A passage of swifts was evident with a flock of 60 Swifts moving through early morning. There were 7 Common Sandpipers around no3 today and a Green Sandpiper was with them. I flushed it with 2 common sandpipers and its distinctive square white rump and call was obvious. Andy Spot reported a Jack Snipe in the ranch this morning.
Also on the reservoirs today
4 Goldeneye 1m 3f
20 Tufted Duck
1 Little Grebe
2 Great crested grebe
2 Meadow Pipits displaying with flight song
2 Whitethroats displaying with flight song
1 Sedge Warbler singing
2 Kestrel m+f
20 Lesser black backs, 10 herring gulls and 2 black headed gulls.
A female Speckled wood was in the plantation.