NAPTON ON THE HILL WEATHER

Friday, April 22, 2016

Diary Update #38

A story of Wagtails a Napton Reservoir this morning with Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail and Yellow Wagtail all recorded. Lots of Hirundines over the water with at least 30+ House Martins among the many Swallow and Sand Martins. Lesser Whitethroat singing from the sheep field hawthorn and a brace of Sedge Warbler in the reed bed.

Grey Wagtail at Napton Reservoir
Brandon Marsh next and here yesterdays Wood Warbler was still on site, singing and showing occasionally in Horsetail Glade. The pools were generally quiet with (4) Oystercatcher, (4) Redshank, (2) Little-ringed Plover and (2) Common Terns the best of note. Brief visits to Ted Jury and Carlton Hide produced Cuckoo & Willow Tit, with the remainder of the reserve yielding the usual Warblers, this time with the addition of (2) Common Whitethroats and (2) Reed Warblers, which are now arriving but it would seem not in any great numbers.

Yellow Wagtail at Napton Reservoir
An attempt at connecting with a reported ♀Redstart on the 'Tip' area in the afternoon proved fruitless, but did throw up a rather interesting warbler, watched for a short period and which brought up visions of a Dusky Warbler, but I'm not for one minute suggesting it was!!