I headed down to the marsh at 06:30 this morning and had Common Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler and Sedge Warbler within earshot of each other near the entrance to model aircraft field on the southern bank of No.6 and 3 more Gropper’s along Lordship lane.
There were 4 Common Snipe on the 2nd pool and 3 Avocet on the mud of No.6 tank.
Observer: Paul Crawley.
7 Common Sandpiper on the Weaver Bend and a Goldeneye still lingered. Raptors included a Peregrine and a pair of Marsh Harrier. A solitary Little Egret was on No.6 tank.
An influx of Grasshopper Warbler included a ‘reeling’ bird close to the Weaver Bend near to the ‘Shooters pools’ at 10.30 am. 8 singing Common Whitethroat, singing Reed Warbler and 7 singing Sedge Warbler. The marsh was alive with the sound of bird song.
Observer: John Spottiswood.
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6 Great Crested Grebe, 40 Shelduck on the Weaver estuary while 66 were on the Weaver Bend along with 69 Tufted Duck. The ‘Shooters pools’ by the Lum had their first rarity with 4 Avocet there. The usual Common Buzzards were riding the warm air currents.