Saturday, May 10, 2008

Saturday 10th May

Out between 6am and 7.30am today.

Most prominent bird was Reed Warbler with 24 seen/heard. Interestingly numbers of Nightingale and Whitethroat seemed to be down with only 7 of the former and 12 of the latter noted. I wonder if they have now paired and bred so are not singing as much?

Also noted today were 11 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler, 11 Cettis, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Turtle Dove, 7 Chiffchaff, 7 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush and 2 Bullfinch including a stunning male. A Water Vole was also seen in the usual place.



At 10:41 am, Blogger Warren Baker said...

Steve, The lesser Whitethroats go very quiet once paired up, its probably so with the other migrant species. Would love to have just one reed warbler visit my patch!


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