Down at the Crescent a Reed Warbler was singing, my first of the year, and I managed to get a glimpse of him in the middle of the reed bed. A pair of Tufted Ducks and a male Gadwall were on west Fingers, no sign of any Little Egrets though. 6 Fieldfares passed over west. DK and JA joined me along the Spit but there was little else of note until we got to the Rough. Still fairly quiet here but a female Bullfinch was a highlight.
JA spotted a Swallow as we headed, along the Long Hedge, to the STW bridge. Here there were at least 3 Sedge Warblers singing with one performing song flight and showing well.
Back in the park we took in Cardington Sluice where a pair of Grey Wagtails were showing well, one with nest material.
A couple of pairs of Sand Martins passed over our heads as we walked up the west side of the lake and back at the visitor centre I watched 3 Sand Martins go into a couple of the artificial nest holes as DK updated the recent sightings board.
|Singing Wren (Priory Marina)|
1 Grasshopper Warbler on Fenlake
5 Willow Warblers
1 Reed Warbler
4 Sedge Warblers (1 on Fenlake)
Looking good for the guided walk next Sunday. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 9am.
For anyone interested I am also leading a walk at Putnoe Wood next Saturday afternoon 2pm‐4pm, meet at the entrance to Putnoe Wood.