Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Time on the Marsh

Overcast with light rain, 12°, light SW.

My usual visit to the marsh this morning with a few rain showers to dampen the walk. I did not walk the whole marsh so not a full picture today.

However a good number of Sedge Warbler singing with 8+, also 2 Reed Warbler in song, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 5 Common Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff and a Lesser Whitethroat (off the reserve) and a Cuckoo heard distantly downriver.

A couple of Swallow feeding over the marsh and a pair of Kingfisher, a Grey Heron and 2 Mute Swan along the river.

At least one pair of Bullfinch in the Blackthorn.

A Common Sandpiper at Cholsey Marsh this afternoon. Thanks Alan Dawson.

Reptiles: a report of a Grass Snake at the week end.

A nice showing of Loddon Lily and a few Marsh Marigold today.

 Reed Bunting
Barn Swallow
 Grey Heron
 Loddon Lily
 The Dexters (nos 5, 6, 9, 13, 14 & 16)

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