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12 Apr 2018

Murky Thursday

The weather has been rather miserable for a few days now, but at least today looks as though it’ll stay dry is just grey and overcast.  University of Bristol joined us for a dawn chorus walk this morning with several species singing despite the murk.  They included several Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap plus a couple of Sedge Warbler and Cetti’s Warbler.

South Lake Hides

At least 4 Mediterranean Gulls were outside the Discovery Hide this morning, 2 second summers and 2 adults.  Also here were a pair of Oystercatcher.  Around 300 Black-tailed Godwit were present first thing before moving off to the Top New Piece for the day, as viewed from the Zeiss Hide.  A small flock of hirundines spent most of the morning, mainly made up of Swallow and Sand Martin but also a House Martin amongst them.

Holden Tower

Three Cranes were on the Dumbles this morning in the mist, with 10 Avocet on the scrape.  A single Redshank was on the pool outside the Knott Hide with a few Teal and Shoveler.  A Peregrine was out on the edge of the river.