Sunday, 12 April 2020
Middleton Nature Reserve
Lots of warblers were singing, calling and squabbling this morning. Two observers took their exercise here (SC and MD). Records were not aggregated unless obviously different birds, so totals represent minimum number).
Cetti's warbler - Shaun again located all 5 singing males.
Sedge warbler - 2 together in central marsh, one singing. Later, 1 singing (likely same male) from east end of fence pond.
Willow warbler 20
Swallow 5 north
Buzzard 1 west
Mute 2 pairs
Canada Goose 2 (again on main pond and significantly adding to the noise!)
Coot 2 plus only 2 chicks seen today
Little grebe 2 (hopefully the missing 2 sitting)
Red Nab area