Thursday, 11 August 2011

Quiet and Wet.

Overcast, showers (some heavy), 17º, light WSW.

Some time spent dodging rain showers and clearing up some rubbish at Cholsey Marsh, (beer and cider cans, empty cans of sweet corn, plastic bottles, household rubbish and curtains).

Cholsey Marsh very quiet, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, a few Sedge Warbler (1 feeding young). Great-spotted Woodpecker heard.

A Common Tern flew downriver and several Swallows and House Martins overhead. A few Black-headed and Lesser Blackback Gulls overhead as well.

A single Water Shrew seen.

Lollingdon Hill – 5 Kestrels, not much else.

Marymead – Swallows and House Martins frequent overhead also a Sparrowhawk overhead then another shortly after in the garden scattering everything at the feeding station.

Appears a Collared Dove may have been taken in the garden by a Sparrowhawk judging by the amount of feathers around. Treecreeper in garden again.


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