Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Cuckoo plus 2 Warblers

Cloud clearing with some sunny spells, 14°, light S.

Ed was down on the marsh way before me this morning and heard our first Cuckoo of the year.

I arrived later to tend the Dexters then went for a walk along the Marsh/River bank. 3 Sedge Warbler and a single Reed Warbler were also the first for the year.

Several Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Reed Bunting singing but otherwise still a fairly quiet marsh.

A distant Cormorant seen, a Mistle Thrush overhead.

Still very wet on the marsh with water levels high. May deter some species from breeding this year? As it changes the whole dynamic of the environment.

Mammals: Hedgehog, 2 out in the garden around midnight for the last few days.

Butterflies: Brimstone this afternoon.

Sedge Warbler & Reed Warbler

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