Thursday 16 May 2024

Birding on 10th May for an hour early morning produced 2 Cuckoo, 1 Swift, 5 Common Tern, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Sedge Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, 1 Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Linnet and 1 Reed Bunting. A visit on the 12th early morning produced 1 Turtle Dove 'purring', 2 Cuckoo, 1 Swift, 2 Common Tern, 1 Bittern hear booming early morning from the Stour Valley, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 1 Raven, 4 Skylark, 4 Sedge Warbler, 14 Reed Warbler, 1 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler (118) singing but went unseen, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Stonechat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Linnet, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Yellowhammer and 4 Reed Bunting. I recorded a call a few weeks ago which seems to have been from a Nightingale which is a good bird to get on the site. 'Nocmig' recording on a few nights of late continues to be quite depressing. Hardly anything of note moving through which is worrying. It looks like I will be waiting for the autumn to try to get a few more waders on the year list. 



  1. Wonderful to see they are back again for another year of nesting.
    Great photos.

  2. Much appreciated Roos. Lovely to have them back. Just need some decent weather now. Take care.