Monday, April 10, 2006

Prescot reservoirs
The ring ousel and redstart were still present this morning. Later the grass cutters were out in force at the reservoirs and this afternoon there was no sign of either bird.The common sand was still on no3 res. 2 Chiffchaffs and a willow warbler were singing in the bottom wood and a pair of long tailed tits were busy nest building. Also today 32 goldeneye, 4 pair of tufted duck, 3 great crested grebe, 10 cormorants , 10 canada geese, 2 oystercatchers and 20 lapwing 2 buzzard and a male kestrel. There were 20 lesser black backed, 2 herring ,4 black headed gull and 3 common gull on no4 res. A peacock and comma butterfly were sunning themsleves in the meadow.

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