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16 Apr 2018

Warblers bring life to the reedbeds

Lapwing on nest from the Lapwing hide     Photo: Andy Burns

Monday morning sightings

Arun Riverlife Lagoon:

4 pairs Med gulls mating and nesting

Black headed gulls

Singing chiff chaff

A pair of lapwing

 

Tranquil Trail:

sedge warbler singing in willow on the corner

Wren singing

Bullfinch pair

Another sedge warblers

Marsh marigold flowering

Cowslip flowering

Blackthorn flowering

 

Ramsar hide:

Marsh marigold opposite hide

Common gulls

Oystercatcher pair

Tufted duck

2 pairs lapwing sitting on nest

Song thrush singing

 

Wetland Discovery channels

Snakes head fritillary

Flowering on island

Gadwall

Pochard

Tufted duck

 

Lapwing hide

Ground ivy flowering

Read dead nettle

Daisy

White dead nettle

Greylag goslings with adults

Coot nest building

Grey heron

Pair of shoveller on water

Lapwing sitting a nest left of hide

2 other lapwing mob a crow who gets too close to nests

 

Sand Martin Hide

Oystercatcher pair

Shelduck pair

Common gulls

Black-headed gulls, still some juveniles around so moving through

Mediterranean Gulls

Med gulls from the Sand Martin hide in the mix with common and black-headed gulls. Photo: Andy Burns

Scrape hide

Gadwall

Tufted duck

A pair of shoveller and 2 male

black-headed gulls

 

Reedbed Hide

Marsh harriers early morning

 

Reedbed boardwalk

Sedge warblers

Reed warbler

Bumble bees nesting in Reed Chamber

Whirligig beetles on the water

Lady smock flowering

 

Woodland Loop

Black cap singing

Mallard duckling family

Willow warbler singing

Bank voles in stumps

Great tits singing