Tuesday, 10 April 2018


Overcast, 9°, light E.

A visit to Cholsey Marsh this morning to tend the Dexter’s again and then a bit of birding.

One of the first things I saw when I got to the river bank was an Otter that quickly scurried off in to the river and was not seen again! Not even enough time to get the camera on it. Worth keeping an eye out if you are down there.

A few folk present today with a wildlife interest were Ed M, Tony W and Alan D, so there was a fair bit of coverage.

Quite a few Chiffchaff present, a single Blackcap and several Reed Bunting in song.

A small flock of 5 Siskin flew over, a single Swallow and a Cormorant.

A Mistle Thrush singing, a Great-spotted Woodpecker drumming and a Green Woodpecker heard.

Up to 8 Mute Swan on the river, 2 Great Crested Grebe and several Greylag Geese and Canada Geese present.

Brambling present in a garden at Waterloo Cose. Per MA.

Mammals: Otter & Roe Deer.

Insects: European Ground Beetle Carobus nemoralis.

Flora: Both Lodden Lily and Marsh Marigold in flower.

 European Ground Beetle
 Mute Swan

 Roe Deer
Great Crested Grebe

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