Saturday, May 16, 2015

Patch

A pleasant morning which felt good for something.  There was a decent Hirundine moverment with a few Swallow and Sand Martin mixed in with plenty of  migrating Swift.

On the Marshes, there were at least three Lesser Whitethroat rattling, and a Cetti's Warbler called from the back of the rear paddocks, and at least eight singing Sedge Warbler.


On the Ressies, it was pretty quiet.  Two Common Sandpiper were on High Maynard and there were a few Common Tern around Lockwood.  The water level along the relief channel has dropped considerably with the hope of a wader, three Little Egret were present on the section between Lockwood and Banbury.  


Looking east, a Hobby drifted into view and then flew low south before dropping down low somewhere over the Maynards.  A male Kestrel also flew in.

It was great to see numbers of House Sparrow on the northside of the Lockwood.

A female Banded Demoiselle was my first of the year, a Common Blue flashed through on the breeze, and my second Painted Lady on High Maynard was a surprise.

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