Thursday, April 17, 2014


Felt a little quieter this morning, Chiffchaff and Blackcap were less conspicuous but still decent numbers in song.  Started quietly with just a single Common Whitethroat scratching away in scrub opposite the paddocks.  A total of three Sand Martin flew through and seven singing Sedge Warbler were counted, all on the north marsh.  A male Northern Wheatear was flushed from the open area north of the railway.

At the Waterworks NR, two single Little Egret were seen.  One in flight heading north, and one close in on the Lea viewed from the black railings on the opposite side of the pitch 'n' putt.

On the reserve, two Reed Warbler were new for the year, the Cetti's Warbler was typically vocal, and there were counts of 11 Common Pochard, and three Little Grebe.  Two Sand Martin flew through.


  1. Saw Reed Warbler this morning by the hides, think I saw a Marsh Tit near old pig pen

  2. Marsh Tit is a great find! Never had one on the patch!