A walk along Brook Furlong Lane and the River Weaver this afternoon. A Cetti’s Warbler and a Grasshopper Warbler were singing in close proximity to each other near to the old birdlog while a Willow Warbler sat on the telegraph wires above.
A Chiffchaff and Chaffinch were also vocal and a Sedge Warbler was seen near to the river. Nearby, a Green Sandpiper flew over Redwall Reedbed and an Avocet, Oystercatcher and Common Redshank were along the river.
A Lesser Black-backe Gull was seen to snatch an Avocet chick from the far bank while its parents mobbed it in vain.
A Common Shelduck and its brood sought safety in numbers and mixed in with a large group of other Canada Goose goslings.
There were 6 adult Great Crested Grebe were on the river together and not a single chick between them?
Butterflies were out in force with many Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper and a few Painted Lady and a single Brimstone.
Observer and images: Paul Ralston.