Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Vange Marsh

Spent the morning on the marsh, the first chicks of the year; a pair of Canada Geese with 8 goslings. A pair of cuckoos showed well on the county tip, three water voles were seen today, one of which showed well feeding in the moat. A green-veined white butterfly sat still long enough for me to grab a photo.

Other birds seen: Avocet 14, Oystercatcher 2, Common Sandpiper 1, Greenshank 11, Spotted Redshank 1 in summer plumage, Little Egret 2, Grey Heron 9, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler 4, Reed Warbler at least 8 singing, Sedge Warbler at least 5 singing and the female Wigeon is still present.