Sunday, 10 April 2011

Heron Trail: male Red-crested Pochard still, 4 singing Nightingales, Whitethroat between Kingfisher Hide and the moorings. Good number of Willow Warblers.

Washout Pit: FIRECREST on east side of pit from c.08:30-09:00 at least, in hawthorns at north end of the path/track. Also Nightingale singing and a Whitethroat singing on opposite side of river briefly.

Island Pit: Short-eared Owl hunting over fields on east side of pit between 19:00-19:35; Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warblers singing & Cetti's Warbler still.

Northern Pits: male GOSHAWK again between 11:00-12:10, occasionally in the company of Buzzards and also mobbed by a male Sparrowhawk and numerous corvids. Also around the top end were 4 Red Kites (all in air together at once), 11+ Buzzards, 3+ Sparrohawks, 2 Avocets, 7 Little Ringed Plovers, 7 Dunlin, Snipe, 2 Little Egrets, Cuckoo, Nightingale and 6 Yellow Wagtails.

Little Paxton village: 2 House Martins again over west end of village.

Short-eared Owl, Island Pit © Jamie Wells.

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