Sunday, 4 April 2010

Venus Pool - Spring migrants

A bit of patchwork planned for this weekend and with a hunt for LesserPecker on Haughmond not surprisingly proving fruitless, I spent quite a bit of the day in the hope of an Osprey dropping in at VP.

No joy with that either of course but there are a few Spring arrivals now. First up, a Willow Warbler singing outside the main hide....










With an equally obliging Chiffchaff nearby (Chiffs aren't averse to Willow either!)...










The water is at a ridiculously high level for the time of year and if this is maintained then I think we can all look upwards rather than down for waders as they fly over??. The scree island is in danger of collapsing too as erosion takes it toll. Nevertheless, I counted three Little Ringed Plover on the reserve (although only one was visible from a hide!)












And finally, the bird which I eventually caught up with at the end of the day... a pristine male Yellow Wagtail....










More Warblers in soon no doubt.....

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