Friday, 3 April 2015

Migration on pause

            As I arrived at Lockwood at 11 am, I met AW who had ignored the rain and already completed a tour of the reservoirs. He reported that there was no sign of MM's Redshank on East Warwick from yesterday and not much sign of much else apart from the lingering pair of Scaup and a male Wheatear on the east bank of Lockwood.
         Despite it turning into a still, warm and largely dry day, migration seemed largely to be on pause. I did not see a hirundine and all the Prof and I managed by gazing skywards was a Buzzard and surprise drake Goosander going north. The only records of note from a quick look at the southern reservoirs were a total of 32 Sheldduck on No 3 and a Blackcap singing over the fence at the SE side of East Warwick. The good news is that the water level on Lockwood is down a little and there is a bit of an edge on the west side so perhaps the next wader will turn up over the weekend.
DB @porthkillier

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