Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Diary Update #31

A very quiet days birding, the highlight of which was a Lesser Whitethroat at Napton Reservoir just before 7am. I first sighted the bird at the top of the hawthorn hedge in the field adjacent to the south of the reservoir, before it began singing within the same hedge. Also of note were a single Little Egret over, 20+ Swallows and a brief song of Sedge Warbler from within the reed bed.

Dunlin at Brandon Marsh today!
Brandon was the quietest I've had for a while, here the pair of Pintail remain on East Marsh Pool and the Black-tailed Godwit was also in residence. No sign of yesterdays Little Gulls but an addition was a single Dunlin, which spent time on Lapwing Island. Reports of an Osprey from the Ted Jury Hide late this evening are interesting and it could well spend the night before moving on, we shall see!