Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Recent News

Mar 13 - Sand Martin over the main lake this morning. Also 9 Chiffchaffs, 2 Cetti's (DK)

Mar 14 - A female Blackcap at Priory this morning was a first for the year at the site. (TP)

Mar 27 - Minimum of two little gull with black headed gull on main lake. Male red crested pochard and 5 shoveler. (MB)

Mar 27 - 5 Little Gulls Priory Co, Bedford, showing well north west corner @5.30pm (SW)

Mar 29 - c110 Sand Martins, 15 Chiffchaffs and 11 singing Blackcaps this morning. (DK)

Mar 30 - 2 Willow Warblers, 15 m Blackcaps, 16 Chiffchaffs, 2 Cetti's (DK)

Mar 31 - 2 Common Terns (DOM)

Apr 1 pair Red-c Pochards, 2 Jays, 120 Sand Martins, Swallow (TP), 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Common Terns, 13 Blackcaps, 16 Chiffchaffs, 2 Cetti's, 2 Oystercatchers, 3 Otters (ad + 2 cubs). 4 Egyptian Geese (one sitting) (DK)

Apr 2 - Sedge Warbler heard singing briefly south side by the river. (DOM)

The vols were in on Sunday 2/4 doing a quick trim along the edge of the reed bed by the main lake hide followed by a session clearing the upper Leat of obstructions and litter.

The tern raft has finally been launched and can be seen on the north side of the island on the main lake. Fingers crossed that the Terns like it!

Record shot of the Cetti's Warbler NE corner of the main lake