Birdbrain Stuff

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Soil Hell Delivereth

Against all expectations at 0910 hrs today a Sedge Warbler was blasting away from the juncus at the bottom of SH. I listened to it for almost 15 minutes and I sincerely hope it does not attempt to breed as the Improvent Work as now encroached further into the marsh. An example of the rate of advance is the patch that the Gropper was singing from 2 weeks back has now been consumed by Bulldozer Man.
Also there were 2 LBBG overhead, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 each Whitethroat & Pied Wagtail, 2 Swallow, 3 Linnet with 2 Curlew further afield. The far LH side pond had just a Moorhen floating on it, with a pr Canada nearby.

c8 Lapwing were very active driving off Crows and licking their lips at the prospect of consuming a birdwatcher (was it my face that put them off?). A single Oystercatcher was present on the bottom of the grassy slope.

Others: 1 Whitethroat by top of tree line, Kestrel, pr Swift, few Swallow, Meadow Pipits, Skylarks on top field. 4 more Pied Wagtail, 3 Linnet, 4 Blackbird, Chaffnch, few Goldfinch.