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.
The Dexters (nos 5, 6, 9, 13, 14 & 16)