Ye Gads!

A fine pair of gadwall seen today on the Lee just north of Green Bridge. Thanks to Pete Lambert for the picture.


Spotted Flycatcher

Pete Lambert sighted a Spotted Flycatcher this morning. It was in the trees edging the Pymmes Brook, just north of the bridge to Wild Marsh Triangle.

Seem to remenber one was seen on the marshes about the same time last year?


May Bird Survey

A quick round up of the May Bird Survey.

On the Warbler front. Large number of Blackcaps and Common Whitethroats, a good number of Chiff Chaffs, a few Sedge Warblers and Reed Warblers and one Garden Warbler present on a bright, warm morning. Sadly, Willow Warblers not present in Stonebridge Wood this May, as compared to the 3 singing males there last year. However, the Cetti’s Warbler is still singing near by the bridge to Wild Marsh Triangle.

Long-tailed Tits breeding succesfully, with 2 recently fledged family groups spotted and another feeding young on the nest.

A lone Lapwing, an uncommon marsh visitor, was sighted flying over Clendish Marsh.

Full results to follow in the near future.