Friday 14 April 2017

Wintersett Good Friday

Highlight was a breeding-plumaged Black-necked Grebe on the Country Park, closely followed by a Marsh Harrier which flew low westwards over the CP and over the Top Res at 10.30.
Goldeneye 21 are still present, Oystercatcher 6 and the first Reed Warbler of spring was singing from the boathouse reedbed. Another highlight is the number of Sand Martins feeding over the lakes - minimums of 600 over the Country Park and 300 over the Top Res and a minimum total of 900 is an extremely high count in spring - at least 10 holes are currently being excavated in the nesting box.

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