Carlton Marsh this morning 4 LBB Gulls, Grey Wagtail, 10 Swifts and the hepatic Cuckoo at 10.55hrs near the first seat overlooking the scrape (Richard Laverack). Also probable 2cy Yellow-legged Gull on the wader scrape and 2 Red-legged Partridges (JP).
3 Singing Reed Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker, nesting Mute Swan, 1 singing Meadow Pipit, 2 Red-legged Partridges and a pair of Pochard on the small pond at Five Lanes End.
A pair of Oystercatchers are nesting and 3 more flew over, also 2 pairs of Reed Bunting, a singing Garden Warbler and Chiffchaff, a pair of Greylags with 2 young and a Sand Martin flew west.
Despite all this destruction of prime habitat for waders there was still 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Redshanks and about 6 Lapwings (1 on a nest). CG.
2 male Cuckoos and the hepatic female were seen at 19.02hrs (Dave Standish)
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