Saturday 6 May 2017

Wintersett Swiftacular! 06.05.17

7 - 10 degrees with 8/8 cloud and a brisk, cold northerly.

Number of Swifts was up to 550 this afternoon  - 400 WRes. + 150 ACP. 

Anglers CP:  Black-necked Grebe 2. Little Grebe 1.  Common Tern 4.  Curlew 1.  Teal 1m + 2f.  Wigeon 1 pair.  Cormorant 4.  The Grasshopper Warbler was reeling,  and showing well,  in the hedge between the wheat fields, on the path to the golf course.  Green Woodpecker 1.
 Garden Warbler 3 male.  Redpoll 2 + 10 flew NW. 
Wintersett Res: A male and a female Cuckoo were seen together.
Grasshopper Warbler              ACP field hedge           
Grasshopper Warbler in full reel       ACP field hedge       CSwaine

Singing male Blackcap   Walton Hall Grotto Wood    CSwaine

                             Swift   (from yesterday)       WRes.   CSwaine

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