Sunday, 13 April 2014

Weekend round-up

At least 5 Nightingales are now present on the reserve, with 2-3 singing around the Wray House Garden, 1 singing along the Meadow Trail and another singing on the west side of Sailing Lake. 2+ singing Lesser Whitethroats were noted and several Sedge Warblers are now singing around the site, whilst Willow Warblers and Blackcaps are now on the reserve in good numbers. Cetti's Warblers can regularly be heard singing around the Meadow Trail, Island Pit and at Washout Pit. Common Terns are in with some noisy aerial pursuits already taking place over the reserve. 13 Yellow Wagtails and a single female White Wagtail were noted at the north end of the complex on Saturday evening. A Hobby was reported on Sunday, whilst 2 Red Kites were seen circling together to the west of Diddington Pit.

The sunshine on Sunday meant that butterflies were out in good numbers, with Green-veined White, Speckled Wood, Orange-tip, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Brimstone all being seen.

First two House Martins back over Little Paxton village on Sunday.

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