Monday, 30 April 2012

Migs & 2nds

The weekend was cut short with overtime at work, so West Hartford was only visited once, on Saturday evening - a pair of tufted duck were note worthy, with only a few past records, while the pair of mute swan remained and a single short eared owl sat on the fence line.

Monday allowed a mid afternoon visit, and a productive affair it was too. A male wheatear lifted from the road, while the pool was a hive of activity with increased numbers of barn swallow, two swift, two plus house martin.

More excitingly the visit provided two "second" records for me - with a male yellow wagtail north over the pool and a single little grebe tucked in the south west corner!

The mute swan remain (though there were no tufted duck), and shelduck peaked at 4. 2 canada geese were briefly present.

I've only heard grasshopper warbler once so far this spring, should be heaving by now!

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