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!!