Friday, April 18, 2014

Fishers Green

At Fishers Green today the melodious song of the Nightingale was enjoyed down to a few metres.

Sight of the bird eluded me.  Just the most amazing sound though.  Blackcap appeared to occupy every bush, and a Cuckoo was naturally onomatopoeic.  A single Little Ringed Plover was impressively camouflaged against the shingle on Hall Marsh Scrape.  Two Little Egret were also present there.

Hirundine passage was very much evident today with decent size groups of Sand Martin with a few House Martin and Swallow in the mix.  A pair of Oystercatcher visited Seventy Acres Lake, and a Kingfisher was heard nearby.

A Lesser Whitethroat rattled away between the bushes by the Lea, where a Cetti's Warbler was typically explosive, and a Sedge Warbler scratched away by the river walk opposite Hall Marsh.

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