Thursday, 12 May 2016


Sunny with high thin cloud, 20°, light NW.

Cholsey marsh was buzzing with song this morning, mainly Sedge Warbler and also 4 possibly 5 Reed Warbler, several Blackcap, Common Whitethroat and Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler and 2 Lesser Whitethroat.

Several Reed Bunting noted and at least 2 Water Rail heard.

A Cuckoo came onto the marsh several times and was ranging down river at times.

A pair of Kingfisher flying around and 2 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Mute Swan on the Thames and a Cormorant flew down stream.

Swifts, Swallows and House Martins evident over the garden and village today and at least 1 Nuthatch visiting the garden feeders.

Butterflies: Orange Tip, Brimstone, Green-veined White, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Holly Blue.


 Reed Bunting
camera shy Sedge Warbler

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